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THE BOOK OF THE YEAR
1923 VOL. X
THE CLASS OF 1923
KENT STATE NORMAL COLLEGE
' 1 'O commemorate our joys,
"*• our friendships, and our
successes; and also to assuage
the pangs of parting, this memc
rial volume is most respectfully
laid upon the altar of our alma
THE CHESTNUT BURR STAFF
our President and our Friend.
When the College was but
a wooded ridge he was dream-
ing dreams and fighting bat-
tles for its existence. Today
he is as active for a greater
and still a greater College.
In all of his deliberations we
know our interests are being
considered, and in every de-
cision we know our welfare
has been promoted.
PRESIDENT .lolIX E. M< CII.VliF.Y
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
David ('. Wills, President Gh veland
William A. Cliff, Secretary ■ • Kent
David Ladd Rockwell Ravi una
Sherwood l>. Shankland. . ■ ■ Willoughby
William a1. Courson East Youngstown
Sean of Mnmen
Blanche H. Verder
Tn a college of the nature of Kent State, the duty of the Dean of Women
is to look after all those things in connection with a women student's life that
are not cared for by the regular classroom instructor. These will include the
living conditions, and the social relations, together with a keen interest in
the development of the religious life of the women student.
Working under the direction of the Dean of Women in Kent are the two
house mothers of Moulton and Lowry Halls, the dietitian, and the resident
nurse. Together these form the Dean's Council, which meets regularly to con-
sider all the matters concerning the women residing in the halls.
As there are about twice as many women students at Kent State living off
campus as on, the Dean's major problem is to get into close touch with the
women who hoard or live at home in Kent, or at home, in nearby towns. To
accomplish this purpose, an Off Campus Women's Club has been formed, which
has already done much. In November, the Dean of Women gave a tea to all
the landladies of Kent who have college women living with them, that they
might become better acquainted and might better understand their mutual
relationships and responsibilities. During the winter term, the Dean of Women
visited the houses in Kent, and made a list of approved rooming places for
college women students.
The organized social functions during the year have been many. These, in
the main, have been the week end parties held in Moulton Hall. Various clubs
and classes have financed the parties, which have been supervised by the Dean
of Women and members of the faculty. Most of the gatherings have been "all
The religious life on the campus centers in the Y. W. C. A. An increased
interest in the organization is being manifested. The regular time of meeting
has been changed from Sunday night to Wednesday evening. A religious census
of the college women was made in the autumn term, and the local clergy were
given lists of the names of the students who signified a church preference.
During tin' winter term a series of Sunday afternoon teas was given, to which
both faculty and students were invited. At each tea, the Dean of Women in-
vited as special guest some one of the clergy of Kent, who made a short address.
Lester S. Ivins
The law of Ohio requires that Agriculture be taught in all the elementary
and high schools of the state in school districts where the population is less
than 5,000. In districts where the population is ahove 5,000, Agriculture is
taught as an elective in the high school and as a required subject in the grades.
In many of the grades where agriculture is elective in city districts the subject
is taught under the name of Elementary Science. Elementary Agriculture.
Gardening, General Science. Science, Nature Study or Economic Nature Study.
The State Department of Education in Ohio has ruled that our course for
elementary teachers called "Agriculture II" should contain lessons in Nature
Study. When this nature work was added the elementary course, known as
Agriculture II, was classed witli the "Arts'* subjects by the State Department
of Education. The addition of Nature Study work made it possible to give
students, who expected to teach in villages and cities, the kind of work that
these school districts required of their elementary teachers in Economic Nature
For the purpose of aiding the teacher of elementary Agriculture in bis
work the State Department of Education has published a series of courses for
the elementary schools of Ohio. All these courses are used in classes at Kent,
where elementary professional work is taken. Students are furnished copies
of these courses free by the State when they begin their work in the schools.
Since so much emphasis is placed upon the uniform course in Ohio's schools,
the college feels it proper to give this course due recognition at the institution.
Boys' and Girls' Club work in Agriculture is now carried on as a national
program. Ohio is one of the leading states in this work. It has had such a
wide and satisfactory development iu Ohio that Governor Donahey, in his first
message to the legislature, recommended that club work lie properly financed
by the state. Kent State College has always recognized the work as a means
of carrying out the project method of teaching in Agriculture and has, there-
fore, given student's detail plans for aiding this state and national movement.
Xina S. Humphrey
Rena. S. Pottorf
Our Art Department this year has been a series of surprises to those who
have watched its work. Throughout the entire .year new products have been
turned out with just enough thorough rapidity to startle Ford into increased
It seemed that every student in the school wanted to get into the construc-
tion class. Miss Humphrey has shown patience and true director's ability in
managing her construction class.
A formation of new looms and finished product makes our weaving room like
unto a combined Carolina Mountain '•home-spun" factory and a color-crying,
rug-hung harem room in India. Every vacant period in the student weaver's
life is filled with a "wang" of the shuttle or the "twang" of a broken warp
And our design class is not in the rear of the inarch. Parchment lamp
shades, true to Mazda ; sanitas table covers ; Batik 'kerchiefs and ties are work-
ing havoc on the blue eyes of those who are not designers. We see green eyes
now, instead of the blue.
Next year we fear that the Art Department will need a few assistants,
plus an extra room or two, in order to artistically house the on-coming class
of Juniors who have been acting as foliage in the background of the Art
Scene this past year.
Paul G. Chandler
The classes in education have appeared less bored this year than those
formerly. The present students may wonder at the martyrdom which former
classes have produced for the cause of the two-year certificate, while those ex-
perimented on first can get some compensation from the feeling' that their
trials have to some degree alleviated the burden of those who have followed in
their foot-steps. Still the mental impulses frequently wander from the topic
in hand over the sensori-motor arc of pleasanter associations, but with more
time and research we hope to find what the inviting fields are, whether they
are thinking of next Friday evening at home or the last Moulton Hall function.
and then we will, by the process of substitution, project the History of Edu-
cation into those nerve circuits and finally usurp for it those interesting and
The English Department deals with LANGUAGE, than which there is no
greater subject. Were we deprived of our language, our very thinking would
cease; we could not retain our wisdom; and our whole civilization, like another
Tower of Babel, would have to be abandoned. Verily, in more ways than one,
"In the beginning was the word."
The English Department deals with the ENGLISH language, than which
there is no greater. It is the language of the Magna Charta and of the Bill
of Rights, of Shakespeare and of King James, of the Declaration of Inde-
pendence and of the Constitution of the United States. It is the language of
the steamboat, the railroad, the tramway, the electric light, the telephone, the
telegraph, the cable, the typewriter, the cash register, the automobile, the sky-
scraper, and on and on. It is the language of the sea, and first or second every-
where on the land ; and it circulates more printed matter than all the other
The English Department makes a study of the classics, in which masters
of language have quickened dead vocabularies into living stories, expressing the
masterful motives of the race. Stories that tell not only what man has done,
but. what he has tried to do ; yes. even the dreams of deeds no mortal dared
Finally, the English Department encourages its members to acquire skill
adequate for present-day demands. First, the demand to be brief and to the
point. Every day our language goes humming along the wires, clicking through
the typewriters, crashing through the printing presses, and every act a costly
one. Language must be reduced to its lowest terms; slang and oaths, hard
words and foreign phrases, dialects and even polite expressions — all must go.
And second, the demand to speak some message for human hearts;
To sound some note from out God's highest heaven,
To breathe some word to which sad hearts may cling.
To weave some verse filled with divinest leaven.
To build some song for angel choirs to sing.
Stephen A. Harbourt
L. W. Miller
The extension department of Kent State Normal College was organized
very soon after the establishment 1 of the College. The regular instructors began
teaching college subjects in the field before the buildings were completed on
The value of this type of work can hardly be over-estimated. It has offered
opportunity for many teachers in service to secure professional training. Ex-
tension instructors cooperate with Superintendents of Schools in the intro-
duction of standard tests, address community meetings in behalf of bond issues
and otherwise promote the best interests of work in the communities where they
Prof. S. A. Harbourt and Prof. L. W. Miller are now acting as the regular
extension instructors for the college. During the first term Prof. Harbourt
conducted extension classes at Ashland. Mansfield, Akron, Kent, East Liver-
pool, Toronto, Steubenville, and New Philadelphia. Prof. Miller had classes at
Sandusky. Norwalk, Elyria, Lorain, West Park. Youngstown, and Warren.
Prof. Packard held an extension class at Massillon and Prof. Stopher con-
ducted a class at Canton and one at Lakewood during the first term.
Students who desire information relative to extension work or work in ab-
sentia should write to the college for the information desired.
The aim of the course called "Romance Languages'' is evidently and above
all to comply with le programme of colleges, universities, and many special
schools that demand the knowledge of French and sometimes of Spanish.
Either you must know a foreign modern language or it is not indispensable;
what difference does that make? Don't forget the "Utile Dulci" of the Latins
and learn one; and if you have the choice, don't hesitate to take French. As it
is the most spoken language in the world, after English, you need it to be con-
sidered refined; you need it for business, you need it for traveling, or just for
the pleasure of being able to read, understand, and speak this harmonious
Apprenez le francais, ma ehere, 'est si fixcile.
Three steps only :
1st. The teacher gives you a general little knowledge that enables you to
bluff those of your friends who do not know a single word of French. How
2nd. The teacher makes you believe that you really do know something.
You are so pleased and proud that he has no trouble at all in convincing you.
3rd. Being able to bluff the non-initiated ones, being able to bluff yourself,
we come to the third and last stage. You just have to learn a little more and
show every one, even native French people, that you do master the language
you were only pretending to know. This is indeed a little more difficult: but
with the well known intelligence of the Kent Staters! Courage! Allez-v !
Until a knowledge of science has given him vision, man walks with unseeing
eyes among marvels beside which fairy tales are tame. He is unaware that all
about him, — in the earth under his feet, in the sky above him — there are vast
forces, working with him in friendly accord, or pitting themselves grimly
against him. He does not know that the form of his body and the fashion of his
mind have their far beginnings in times so remote that in comparison man's
most ancient records were written but a moment ago. He cannot fully realize
the brotherhood of man, the universal likeness that underlies the transient im-
press of environment.
The task of the geography teacher is to give this broader vision. Geography
is not primarily a study of facts; it is a study of principles around which facts
may be interpreted. When man once sees himself in his relation to his physical
surroundings, when he recognizes to what extent his beliefs and his emotions
are the product of the stage upon which he acts his part, when he learns that
other nations and other races differ from him only because the external setting
of their lives is differently arranged, — when he recognizes all mankind as his
kindred, children of the same great mother, he will lay aside his foolish pre-
judices and his causeless hatreds. Geography, rightly understood, is one of the
mightiest of the forces toward peace on earth, good will toward men.
History nnh Mortal ^rirnrr
//. D. Byrne
Eleanor Ann Meyer
This Department, in common with the various others of Kent State has.
since the establishment of the school, experienced a gradual growth in student
enrollment and in the number and variety of courses offered.
During the past year the Department has undergone reorganization and
as at present constituted it comprises the work offered by the college in the re-
lated fields of History, Government, Economics, and Sociology. A student can
now secure four full years work in the first subject and the present plan is to
offer at least a year's work in each of the other fields. This will be still further
increased as rapidly as the growth in numbers and facilities justify. At pres-
ent the Department is offering a total of twenty-seven courses, five of these —
History 20A, History 20B, History 29A, Sociology 21, and Sociology 22—
having been added during the current year.
Tlie courses in Sociology which are being cataloged will run in sequence
through the academic year and will be styled Principles of Sociology, Social
Progress, and Social Programs, respectively. These courses are planned to
meet the general cultural interests of students but particularly with reference
to the needs of prospective teachers of sociology in the Junior and Senior High
Schools of the State, in which the subject is assuming a growing importance.
As a part of the program of special extension work which was initiated by
the College last September in order to meet the demands of deserving non-
resident students, this Department has been offering the following courses in
absentia: Government 21, Sociology 21, History 20, and History 11. It is
probable that a few additional courses will lie offered in absentia during the
The increasing number of high school students taking work in the field of
History and Social Science is highly gratifying. It is the hope of the Depart-
ment to be able in due time to enroll its fair portion of the students of North-
eastern Ohio who are interested in these fields of work and to give them as at-
tractive an offering as any other institution of similar character in the state.
Bertha Louise Nixson
Do you know that ninety per cent of all girls sooner or later become home
makers'? Perhaps you do not realize that the work offered in Home Economics
serves a double purpose. It trains for the teaching of Foods and Clothing in
the schools, and at the same time trains for the life work of home making.
We hear much in these days of "Home Atmosphere". Who can better
create this desired atmosphere than the girl who has studied carefully home
planning, the suitability of home furnishings, and the systematic management
of the home? This knowledge will aid us in the furnishing and arrangement
of one room if we happen to belong to the "ten" per cent.
Certainly we need to know the AVhat-IIow-and-\Yhere of clothing. It is said
that ninety-nine women out of hundred lack simplicity in dress. Being well
dressed often means the knowing of what to leave off.
The third phase of our work, Foods and Nutrition, is quite essential for
the maintenance of health. The ability to select wisely one's food is just as
vital to the one who eats out, as to the one who is fortunate enough to live at
"Home Economics is the economical use of material, time and talent."
Clinton S. Van I>< m
George A. Dumann
Manual training, to many people, belongs somewhere in the hazy fringe
of the field of education. Even some superintendents have a very vague idea
of what manual training really is. This is not to he wondered at when we
realize that few superintendents have had any real contact with it. Could you
expect a person who had never used figures in any way to appreciate mathe-
matics? Even if he had heard lectures about mathematics but had not used
figures he could not appreciate the value of the subject and its place in educa-
tion. So it is with manual training. Few superintendents have more than a
lecture knowledge of manual training. One must experience manual training
to appreciate it and to realize its proper place in the field of education.
Manual training is hand work (not woodwork only; so carried on as to
co-operate with the other subjects in the curriculum in the mental development
of the child. Stop and consider what part of an adult's time is devoted to
doing and you will realize why manual training should have fully as large a
place in education as mathematics or any other subject.
To instill in ""Kent Staters" — the future superintendents and principals of
North-Eastern Ohio — a true appreciation of manual training and its place in
education is the main aim of this department. No student should leave our
college without taking at least one course in this department.
The courses offered include work in paper, strawboard. wood, metal, cem-
ent, and leather and also mechanical drawing and printing. Persons working
for the degree of B. S. in Education may major or minor in manual training.
Raymond E. Manchester
In these modern days when the musician speaks of a "Tone Poem;" when
the artist talks about the "Picture Essay;" when the poet writes prose without
rhyme, reason, or rhythm; when the prose is both rhymed and timed, when he
who would "orate" stands before his audience and reads from a manuscript;
when he who would "read" stands befort his audience and orates; and when
students major in aesthetic dancing it is with some courage that we admit a
connection with the Department of Mathematics. We derive some satisfaction
from the fact that men studied mathematics before the pyramids were built and
the fact that, even in this "jazzy" present, people keep arithmetics and geo-
metries tucked away in safe places and even sneak up the back attic stairways
now and then to study when they discover that it requires more than a fine
appreciation of a "Tone Poem" or a book of "Free Verse" to pay the rent.
Perhaps we derive even more satisfaction in cherishing the belief that in
mathematics we study quite a large part of that universal truth which holds
the world together. In any event we meet in large sections in Room 36 to dis-
cuss the best way to teach Willie how to add without biting his tongue off and
we meet in small sections in Room 35 to talk ways and means of regulating the
sun, moon, and stars. Now and then some misguided student leaves us to
fritter away his time in some trivial project but in the main we are a contented
and unified family pledged to the pursuit of truth, and happy in our knowl-
edge that sooner or later the world will come to our door to find out whether
the grocer lost $20.00 or $40.00 when a customer presented a counterfeit bill.
We are proud of our mathematics laboratory, proud of our equipment for
studying surveying and topography, proud of our growing pile of original
papers in the library, proud of the success of our graduates and proud of our-
selves because we are so proud.
A ii 111 Maud Shamel
Ora Belle Bachman
The Music Department has two functions. It offers instruction and enter-
tainment. The most important work in our school is the preparation of the
future teacher to know enough of music and how to teach it so that she may
intelligently help the supervisor of music in her work. The special courses are
planned to give more advanced work to lay a foundation for special work in
The elementary school is used to demonstrate how music is taught and for
practice teaching for those who plan to do music supervising. This part of the
work is under the direction of Miss Bachman and it is divided into three divi-
sions, the elementary, the Junior High, and the Senior High. In the Junior
High both girls and boys have separate choruses. The Senior High has a girl's
glee club and a mixed chorus. Students of both Junior and Senior High are
in the College Orchestra.
For entertainment special programs were presented at the assembly ex-
ercises by the Junior Chorus, the Orchestra, the Choir, and children of the
elementary school. The student entertainment course for this year offered
Maurice Dumesnil, French pianist, and C. X. Granville, baritone.
During each week of the winter term a brief story of the life of an Amer-
ican composer and his" compositions were presented by the students at assem-
bly. In the spring a series of musical events was presented. The Junior Chorus
gave an evening of songs. The High School Girl's Glee Club presented an
opera "Yanki San'' by Harding. The children of the elementary school pre-
sented an operetta, "The Stolen Flower Queen" by Grant Schaeffer. The girls
of the special music class gave a musical part of the Baccalaureate service. The
College Girl's Glee Club sang part songs on the graduation program.
It has been the custom for several years for former graduates to return
at commencement to assist on the graduation program. This custom has been
much appreciated and will be continued.
It is hoped that a four year course in music may be offered next year.
Marie E. Hyde
The enrollment in the Physical Education Department at the opening of
the fall term greatly exceeded any previous record. Due to the lack of suffi-
cient gymnasium space and heavy programs, the girls who had received credit
in physical education during the summer sessiuis were excused from gym-
nastics. Heretofore, every girl in school has been compelled to take "gym"
twice a week, and in spite of the fact that many were excused several hundred
"marked time" regularly. This is the first term that any credit has been given
for physical training and the girls, no doubt, felt that they earned it by the
time their gymnastic note-books were completed.
During the winter term there were no gymnastic classes but many of the
girls were out for basketball. A tournament was held in March with the fol-
lowing teams competing : Off-Campus, College, Juniors, and Seniors. The
girls on the champion team were awarded the official "K" and the members of
the other teams were given class numerals.
We were very fortunate indeed in being able to have Dr. Krape, a local
physician, give a thorough examination of heart, lungs, and throat of all girls
in school. This examination proved most helpful and though various defects
were revealed, there were no particularly alarming cases.
The children of the training school were given an examination by Miss
Smith and Miss Hyde and it was most gratifying to find that in general the
health of the children was much improved. We found many abnormalities, on
record for the previous year, corrected.
We won 't mention the difficulties under which we must work now. Rather
let us look ahead and see what the possibilities will be when that new gym-
nasium building is a reality. Let us hope that Kent State may have a School
of Physical Education where both men and women may specialize in the work.
THE KENT COLLEGE PRESS
The Kent College Press, organized last fall under the direction of Mr.
Manchester, opens up a new field of endeavor in this college. Not only is it a
means for student literary productions but it is a news agency as well. The
College Press is now a little germ. In five years it will be a country news-
paper, in ten years it will be a small town tri-weekly, and iu fifteen years it
will be a Big City Daily. Some folks pay little attention to little germs and
as a result they purchase closed cars for little doctors. A little germ has a big
punch. Keep your eye on this little germ. It is a germ with a future. In it is
a development arranged in geometrical progression.
The Kentonian had its beginning under the auspices of the Senior Degree
Class. This year it has been revived after having lapsed its publication for
several years. In its present form it helps to promote the interests of our col-
lege, to see and appreciate the fine things of our school, to develop our poetical
and literary spirits, and to get us all thinking and pushing the policies that will
make Kent State known the State over.
THE CHESTNUT BURR
The Chestnut Burr, an annual undertaking, is the book of cherished mem-
ories. Its mission is to eternize friendships and to ordain a lasting reverence
for alma mater.
What would this world be if it did not throb with life! Life is the thing
that is vital The science of Biology gives to us a knowledge of this life, of the
flowers and trees, and of the creatures of the earth. With the great biologists.
we are learning the fundamental principles of living matter. To us a frog be-
comes similar to a leaf.
We are looking through the microscope, beholding a world as wonderful as
the one in which we live. There is something fascinating about watching the
little amoeba at its work and knowing that all life works on the same prin-
ciple. The little bacteria and yeast plants certainly prove the theory that there
is strength in numbers.
Through all the various stages of animal life, we come to a study of the
human body. Health is the first requisite to success and happiness. In order
to keep well we must know about the human mechanism and the laws of hygiene.
Students of Kent State will not soon forget the work of the nucleus and the
value of exercises and correct posture.
We have an opportunity in biological science to teach the little ones of the
nation about the living things of the earth so that they may help to make it a
better place in which to live. People will then see the vegetable kingdom
clothed with a new glory and the animal kingdom as the greatest handiwork of
OIIjrmtHtnj mb pjgBtrs
C. F. Bumold
The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Kent State Normal College
stands for acquisition. The content and requirement for credit in all the
courses are such that those who complete them stand on an equality with the
men and women who have completed courses in the best colleges and univer-
sities. The courses are organized and taught in such a way that the student
who expects to teach shall acquire not only a store of knowledge and a method
of presentation for the teaching of these sciences, but also a fund of enlighten-
ing information by which to correlate his own observations and so amplify and
enrich his teaching of other subjects. Students preparing to enter the medical
profession and other scientific pursuits will find the courses exactly suited to
their needs. The Laboratory facilities are unexcelled and much emphasis is
placed upon Laboratory work. It is possible to do four years of work in Col-
lege courses in Chemistry and one year in College Physics.
Special methods courses for teachers of Science are always open during
the Summer Quarter. These courses are sufficiently elementary so that they
can be directly transferred to use in the High Schools. They give drill in in-
genuity of devising apparatus and indicate the scope of the work to be done.
The Department sends greetings and good wishes to the many students
who have gone out from its class rooms. There is always a warm welcome for
all students who believe in work and in the power of mastered skill and knowl-
EMMET C. ST( »PHEE
CHARLES F. KOEHLER
MAY H. PRENTICE
The Training School of the Kent Normal College is organized as a typical
public school system. The Superintendent of the Training School has general
supervision over the four divisions of the Training School — namely, the Senior
High School, the Junior High School, the Elementary School and the Kinder-
garten. Each of the first three divisions has a Principal who spends as much
time supervising the work in his department as his other duties permit. The
head of the Kindergarten Primary Department supervises the work of the
The Principal of the Elementary School has no regular teaching assign-
ment in the Training School and spends considerable time in supervision of the
FRANK X. HARSH ISABEELE HAZEX NORA O'ROTJRKE
MAUDE I.. VAX ANTWERP
work of the six grades in this department. A very large part of her time is
spent in connection with her duties as ''Director of Practice Teaching" in the
Elementary School. The Director of Elementary Practice and the Superin-
tendent of the Training School teach in the educational department of the
college during the year and thus help to promote a working relationship be-
tween the theory and practice of teaching. Several of the training school su-
pervisors have taught classes in the college during the second half of the sum-
mer quarter when the training school has not been in session. This has helped
to promote co-operation on the part of the training school and such depart-
ments as Education, English, History. Geography and Mathematics. At times.
various heads of departments have for a short period of time taken direct
charge of training school classes. This offers a rather unique opportunity for
the college instructor to keep in direct touch with actual school room conditions.
Theoretically, the head of the college department acts in an advisory capa-
city with reference to the work in his subject in the training school. At the
present time an instructor in the college department either teaches or super-
vises the special subjects such as Home Economics. Manual Training. Music
IDA. C. JACOBSON
CLARA D. HITCHCOCK
and Art. Responsibility for supervising the rest of the work rests with those
directly connected with the training school organization. However, all college
instructors are urged to visit the training school and make such comment or
suggestions as they wish to make. The training school is used very largely for
observation purposes — that is, classes in the college come to the training school
to see demonstrated different methods which have been presented to them.
Largely for the sake of the children in the training school, students are
not permitted to do practice teaching until the last year of their course. This
means that students taking the elementary normal course teach during their
second year while those working for the degree usually do not teach until their
fourth year. Students are not permitted to teach in the high school earlier
than the fourth year unless they are recommended for the work by the head
of the college department, in the subject in which the teaching is to be done.
The Training School may properly be called the center of the college work
in the sense that the student is encouraged to look forward to teaching as proof
of the adequancy of his training. Work in this department is also the best
indication of a student's ability to render efficient service in the schools of
"As friends and companions, as teachers and consolers, as recreators and
amusers, books are always with us, and always ready to respond to our wants.
We can take them with us in our wanderings, or gather them around us at our
firesides. In the lonely wilderness, and the crowded city, their spirit will be
with us, giving a meaning to the seemingly confused movements of humanity,
and peopling the desert with their owu bright creations."
— Langford — Praise of Books.
One of the most lasting friendships that we cultivate in our college life is
the one that we make with our library at Kent State. It is a refuge for all book
lovers. It is a quiet and orderly workroom for all students. It is a place
where service is always prompt and pleasant. Our librarians are constantly
giving of themselves for the enjoyment and benefit of our students.
It is the many little services which make our library so delightful to us all.
During the "Children's Book Week" they gave us a most charming display of
children's books. Every holiday we find a truck which has volumes of books
and articles appropriate for the occasion.
Misses Margaret and Isabel Dunbar have been the moving spirit, guiding
and directing the policies of the library for the best interests of our alma
mater. Few of us know the tremendous service they have rendered to the
schools outside of our own and the help they have given to various clubs in our
Isabelh C. Bt
M if tie Smith
Life in Mouitoii ! How many fond recollections does that bring hack!
Study-hour, spreads, "quiet", suggest only a few of our varied activities.
Moulton was our home. We truly lived there, and Mrs. Bourne was looked
up to as our Mother. Under her kind and helpful guidance, we lived in the
right way. When we unfortunately became ill. Miss Smith was always near
to comfort us back to health. Every nook in Moulton means a story to us.
Every room means a friend and every brick represents an experience. There vve
cultivated life-long friends, and there we learned "there's a little bit of good
in the worst of us".
Lowry Hall to the Moulton girls meant a place where they tread three
times a day to eat. Then our song of grace comes back and Miss Penoyer's
thoughtful face. To the girls who lived in Lowry. their hall meant much the
same as Moulton did to its inmates. In Lowry, however, the small number
made it possible for intimate relationships among all the girls. Here Miss West
officiated as Head Resident and willingly took part in all of Lowry 's social
MILDRED CHRISTINE COOK
President, Chestnut Burr, Y. W. C. A.. Kent
'•'Cookie' makes Socrates seem like a fool."
(Itll.I.A BELLE THOMAS
Vice President, Chestnut Burr, Kentonian.
Council, Y. W. C. A.. Lit. Club, Indoor Outer.
Social Science Club.
"Wlutl man dare, I dure."
Kentonian, Kent College Press. Social Sci-
;e Club, Sec.
"Honors come by diligence:'
FRANK L. H06UE
Social Science Club, Treasurer.
"Taste the joy thai sin-inns from labor."
JOHN II. BROWN
Blue and Gold Debating Club, College Choir.
"Always a good student and a hard worker."
CHARLES P. HOFFEE
Social Science Club.
"The sincerity and marrow of the man
readies to his sentences."
WM. G. HOPPER
Kentonian. College Choir. Social Science
■■ ill the //reel nun ere dying and I don't feel
NELLIE FOREMAN McGEE
Chestnut Burr, Lit. Club.
"Wire silence golden, I'd be a millionaire."
ALICE CATHERINE BEANE
Home Economies Club, Lit.
"Her voice was ever soft, gentl
an excellent thing in woman."
"Virtue is lilt a rich stone— he
FRANK RICHARD MOORE
Coeur'd Alene, Idaho.
"Thy modesty is n candle to thy
HAZEL CLARE HEWITT
Kentnniaii. Lit. ( 'lull.
"Quiet and unassuming, yet so
LVI.E G. KENNEDY
"On their oxen merits, modest mi
"She is as good as she is learned."
"Of clear conscience and upright."
"For she was just the quiet kind whose na-
tures never vary."
"She carries a message to Garcia."
MARIE FREDA KLLOW
"A maiden fair with talents rare."
"1 urn sure, care's an cueing to life."
ANNA MARIE SADLER
"By her ways ye shall know her.
MARGARET E. STEWART
".I golden girl in lining irags.'
ISABEL FRANCES CHANDLER
"She artistically divides her linn between
Art and Pat."
Y. W. ('. A.. Women's League.
"We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not
■•(jut of tin American Beauties."
"A quiet tiiix of good, active girlhood"
"She it'n s tin ordinary thing in the extraor
"iliilvs you think of peaches and cream."
HELEN CHRISTINA JOHANNSEN
"A guardian angel o'er life presiding, duu-
bling pleasures and runs dividing."
"Believes in being mi time."
We, as graduates of the four-year course represent Kent State's finished
product, the acme of perfection, as it were. In numbers, we surpass all pre-
vious classes. In leaders, we have been blessed with the administration of a
most efficient president. For oratorical propensities we can give you more.
When it comes to mathematical ability and performances we can furnish you
the best in the school. For editorial ability and business management we have
proved our worth. When it comes to staging an impromptu play or act in the
auditorium we have shown our resourcefulness.
We are proud of the record that we are leaving behind us, and trust that
it will serve as an impetus to the classes that will follow.
For four years we have labored at this and that and now we receive our
degrees, some of us in spite of ourselves.
Gladly have we learned and now eladlv will we teach.
RUTH ELIZABETH BAKER
President Class of '23.
"She is pretty to walk with, witty to talk
with, and pleasant to think about."
MARY 0. BISSELL
Chestnut Burr. Y. TV. C. A.. Vice President
Class of '23. Lit. Club, Indoor Outer.
"She is a rival to sunshine itself."
L. JANICE MOORE
Oswego. New York.
Secretary. Chestnut Burr, Y. TV. C. A.. In-
door Outer, Dramatic.
"Xime Incir thee hut to love thee.
None named tliee but to praise."
JANET M. PROCTOR
Treasurer. Chestnut Burr. O. C. dub.
"go icise, so uomig, she cannot live lono —
MARY T. KAIFER
"Too sweet is she to stay long in the teaching
"To charm, to strengthen and to teach."
"Wisdom conies to no one b.u chance."
MARY E. TVOLCOTT
"And even her failings lean to virtues' side.
LOIS E. BARKER
"To know tier is to love her."
CHRISTINE RITH BARNES
"No one is wiser for wit and wisdom arc born
with a person."
MILDRED F. BATES
"There's a rein of mirth beneath her air of
FLORENCE E. BEATY
"7 don't talk very much, but l think a lot."
SUSIE MAE BLEaDINGHEISER
Secretary O. C. Group.
"She pushes nit that's quite worth while, in
h.er clever way with always a smile."
"I'm just foolish about that stuff they call
EDNA PEARL BREMER
'"Tis the songs ye sing, ami the smiles ye
near, that's making the sunshine every-
EUNICE M. RREWSTER
"Reason is tlie life of tlie lau\"
MARY E. BEITMAX
"To know love is to live'
MARGUERITE M. BROWN
"Street mercy \s nobility's true badge.
ANNE MARIE RIMER
"1 icould applaud thee to the very echo, that
shftuld applaud again."
MARTHA V. CHENEY
■7 do not set mi/ life nt a pin's fee."
HAZEL ALBERTINE CORBETT
"My work and I are great pals."
'•My own thoughts ure inn companions."
AGNES P. DONALDSON
"Sword of common sense, our surest gift."
"Xotliing is so hard tint search will find it
"A laugh is worth a thousand tears in any
ELSIE MAE EDDY
"Modesty's a canilh to merit:
MABEL E. EDWARDS
^."Something attempted, something done,
lias earned the night's repose."
FREDA S. FEDER
"Work! (Hi. I can't be worried!"
"I make no noise, but I get my money's
"What is wot /.■ in my timing H
"1 wish you all that one can wish."
FRANCES ALMIRA GREEN
"A wealth of knowledge, f -mi— frivolity nil
"The embodiment of perpetual motion."
DORRIS L. HALLIWELL
"//(•/• sweet smile gains access everywhere."
GERDA TRAXBERG HANSEN
"Her good nature brings her friends from
NETTIE E. HAYELK'K
-A woman of Sicilian worth."
MABELLE MILDRED HEISER
Girl's Glee Club, Orchestra.
"Quiet, reserved and studious."
.MARY ELIZABETH IMMEL
"She has only one fault — her quiet, winning
ELIZABETH MARY .TONES
Woman's League. Indoor Outer, Girl's Glee
"Her eyes, in heaven, ivottld through the air;:
region stream so bright,
That birds would sing and sing, and think
it acre not night."
ETHEL MAE .TONES
"Blushes arc the rainbow of modesty."
EDNA M. JOHNSON
"She keeps the sunshine ever before her. tin
shadows fall behind,."
EVELYN CATHERINE JONES
"Results are inevitable."
RUTH LUTHERIA JONES
"With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles
ELEANOR ALBERTA KRATJSS
"Men and good times arc all that is necessary
tn make me happy."
Basketball. Indoor Outer.
"She looks so meek and is not meek at all."
GEORGIA B. LAPPIN
"iter studies never suffer from lack of appli-
Moulton House President. Women's League
"That girl had all her nine lives compacted
nil in our. Jupiter, but she was life itself!"
GERTRUDE ALEXANDRIA LYON
"J count no hours bid the sunny ones."
Basketball, Indoor Outer. Choir.
"She's nil my fancy painted her;
She's lovely, she's divine."
ANNA GRACE MAC-KLIN
Indoor Outer. Y. W. ('. A.
"Do your duty imthout regard for what i>eoi>le
EMMA ('. MOODY
•■I illustrate the possibilities for a future"
ANNA ADDIS NEWTON
"The gentleness of all the gods go with
FRANCES M. ORT
Basketball, Indoor Outer.
"Be good <ni<l you'll be happy, but you'll miss
a lot of fun."
MRS. FRANKIE PATCH
"She and school teaching were just meant
for each other."
THELMA It. PROEHL
"Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie."
Al YERGNE G. PROPER
"Kindness in another's trouble,
Courage in h.er mm."
PAIL COLLINS PACKARD
Current Event, Chestnut Burr, Tress, Three
JEAN ETHEL HABTENSTEIX
Pres. '22, Press, Dramatic, Indoor Outer, Lit.
"Love -will conquer at the last."
LI'CILLE MAY ESCIILIMAX
"She hath a gentle tongue, a splendid thing
WILMA L. KIRKBRIDE
"Quiet and unassuming is she."
"Fashion, so slender and fair."
"'Gainst whom the world can not hold argu-
IREXE EVELYN SABIX
"Then conquer vho lielieve they can.
"Him all admire, all pay him reverence due."
BESSIE B. ROBINSON
•■Street simplicity penetrates unconsciously
GRACE MBRWIN ROBINSON
" "I'iriis l:in o'leingdom to look on sech a
LEILA B. SHORT
"Short by inline, but not by nature."
HELEN M. SHATTUCK
■77/ be merry, I'll be free, I'll be sad for
MAE M. SLATER
'."'Women of few words are best women."
GLADYS F. SJIITH
"By diligence she wins her tray."
ELINOR CLARETTA STAIFFER
"In youth and beauty wisdom is but rare.'
SAIMA M. SOPANEN
"And, irlieu a gentleman's in the case, you
knoio all other things give place"
ALICE LUCILLE ROBERTS
■■Let mildness ever attend my tongue."
EDNA V. SAWTELL
■'She has a limit to resolve, a head to cor,
trive inn! a hand to execute."
ELSIE P.. IIODES
"Fairest of tin fair."
HARRIET E. SARBAOH
"Come Un- in inn heart and pay no rent.'
MARY KATIIERIXE SCIII'LTZ
"Any our ran till sin lias wheels in her limit
tin tin spokes t/uit come out of her mouth."
ELIZABETH H. THOMAS
"Ay legacy is so rich as hpnesty."
DOROTHY E. WESTON
"Smooth runs tin- water where tin: brook is
MARY R. WILSON
"I hold mil own opinion."
MARY B. THOMAS
"Of all treasures fair to see, a tiny ring is
the thing for me."
VIRGINIA ANABEL THUOG
"Never do today wliat you can put off till
FLORENCE LILLIAN WADSWORTH
■\1 little too icise, they say. do ne'er live
YIXXIFTTA J. YWVRNER
Indoor Outer, Y. \Y. C. A.
"If success is anywhere I will assuredly have
it. for I knoir no obstacles."
"Gaiety is the soul's health."
MYRTLE M. WILHELM
"A daughter of the gods, dirinely tall and
most divinely fair."
"Gentle in manner; firm in reality.'
MARY <i. WILLIAMS
"Who does not knoic the bent of women's
O. C. Club, Dramatic Club, Women's League.
"Courteous tho gov, and gentle tlio retired."
LAURA LEWIS DAVIS
•"Original', 'Witty', 'Wise'— One girl in
"So long as what might have been isn't, why
worm your head about it."'
MARION GRACE JOHNSTON
"Frivolity and depth line dwell tide bit side."
"Peg wins her way into the hearts of all.'
mary k. Mcintosh
East Liver] 1.
"When mil mind is made up— that's nil.'
"Sow fluent niclcles from her tongue."
IK >SETTA O'CONNOR
"She touches but the ivory keys, and loi
'•// keys have souls."
ACKWORTH, E. P.
DUNLAP, H ATT IE
TOMPKINS, C. C.
G-EOY, L. E.
Buckeyes in Ohio ! Graduates of the Class of '23 of Kent State! Our
class proudly boasts of that distinction, and stands ready to combat any con-
demnation against our alma mater.
Two years ago we entered and brought with us certain principles, certain
ideas, and certain standards. It is hardly necessary to suggest that these qua-
lities differed in every individual, some high, some low, others in a mediocre col-
umn. Still with all these different views on life, our class had one thing in com-
mon — the aim to teach the rising generation some day in the future. We at-
tended Kent State to find out and understand the philosophy of others and to
profit by their errors. We watched the class of '24 as they solemnly received
a scroll from President McGilvrey, and wondered; to us it seemed a time for
Now the class of '23 is leaving Kent State, but a casual glance will he
sufficient to show that the intrinsic value of every member is no longer the
same. Kent State has justified itself. Our ideas have become broader, our
information more extensive, our standards more fixed and our ideals higher.
"Give and take" has been our motto. Unconsciously we have given our best
and made every effort to take the most.
Our class may be truly called a cosmopolitan conglomeration, for we have
classmates from many lands. They have helped vastly to make our visions
more comprehensive. It was they who supplied the Kentonian with interesting
and often unique autobiographies.
The class of '23 will ever laud the praises of K. S. X. C.
We shall always strive to commemorate her name and spirit.
Our Alma Mater will never cease to be an inspiration. Zealously, we shall up-
hold the scarlet carnation, and make its flaming color seen, from coast to coast, and
gulf to sound.
^atrnna nf % '23 GUfratmtt lurr
Most staffs have selected as their patrons the new-born babe in the college,
the professor most renowned, the student deserving highest honors, the glorious
past of accomplished wonders, the bright future of hidden prospects after ful-
filled promises, the milestones built by the expected yet unbelievable achieve-
ments of the Alumni, some unusual feature of the year's life, some one whose
enthusiastic help has made this book possible, or even at time to the staff itself.
ately, this volume
of the Chestnut
Burr might have
requested the spir-
itual guidance of
any of these. In
order to present
evidence in sup-
port of the above
assertion we offer
the following :
W hat m o r e
charming than to
• " Bobbie ' ' Byrne !
To whom more
deserving than to
L. S. Ivins and
Miss Prentice !
How more selec-
tive than to Hazel
Dark i — Never — Our Gold Stars — Summer Enrollment-
Dim ? No. — Gymnasium — A.B. — MeGilvrey.
When more suitable than to Robinson, Fletcher. Crow, and Thomas.
Is it not feasible to the Silver Foxes, the Cannon, the White Horse, and
"Where more permanent than to R. B. Manchester.
What more conventional than to the staff itself.
This voice of the '23 Year Book hears a different echo than any of the
above. It discovers it has spoken a unique theme in an appeal tuned to its
dynamic spirit. The Chestnut Burr takes this opportunity to announce that it
has selected Mr. Strayer and Mr. Englehart to act as the Patrons of this
Edition. As individuals, the motivated Burr is entirely ignorant of the ability
of these gentlemen. But as beacon lights in the field of education, the staff
feels that they very truly symbolize that for which our institution was founded
and hence are most certainly entitled to serve as Patrons of Our Year Book.
How many times has Strayer 's "The Teaching Process" been memorized?
How many outlines have the writings of Englehart provoked? The works of
these men most assuredly play a prominent and permanent part in the college
life of a Kent State Student. Their patronage should make Kent State proud
of all she has done and guide her on to better things.
After a study of the life and works of men such as Strayer and Englehart,
it is little wonder that the graduates of Kent State enter their chosen field of
endeavor with the spirit of Van Dyke.
-One of First Eight.
"This is my work, my blessing, not my doom.
Of all who live I am the one by whom
This work can best be done in the right way.
Then shall I see it, not too great or small,
To suit my spirit and to prove my power.
Then shall 1 cheerful greet the laboring hours,.
And cheerful turn when the long shadows fall.
From eventide to play and love and rest
Because I know, for me, my work is best."
R.M C Dowel!
/ 5 «i7c Fifty-nine
One warm evening this spring, Mr. Van Horn, after having interviewed
fifteen faculty members concerning a program alteration, sixty students on why
they had not attended assembly, and answering the nonsensical whim of some
Senior, went home tired and worn out and threw himself dowu on the porch
swing and went to sleep.
Pie dreamed a most peculiar and yet delightful dream. It was after com-
mencement and all the troublesome Seniors had departed. The whole school
was made up of one big class of Juniors, there being no Seniors, Sophomores,
or Freshmen. The school got out of its old rut of school spirit, everything
livened up ; every night of the week there was staged either a dance, vaudeville,
or banquet. In two years the school became so widely known for its "pep" that
they had to commence building extra buildings to accommodate the students
and in five years they had built entirely around the campus. At this juncture
Mr, Van Horn awuke, but how true was his dream!
Did you ever stop to think how many Juniors are in the different school
activities, and the things they promote each year? Compare the entertain-
ments given by the other various organizations of the school with those given
under the supervision of the Juniors.
However, throughout the year the Junior class has been fully alive in-
tellectually as well as socially. Juniors have found their places in the re-
sponsible offices of the school and have acquitted themselves admirably. As
the Juniors become the Seniors of next year there remains a spirit of good
fellowship toward all members of the school and a memory of a year of good
times and duties well done.
MILLER, MAR IK
. (WEN, ARLEEN
Who started The Kentonian 1 Who started The Chestnut Burr 1 Who
gave the best dances ? Who furnished the athletic stars ? Where did the
social leaders come from ? The answer to these questions is easy — THE COL-
Since we are here for four years we have a better opportunity to become
imbued with the real college spirit. Our ambition is to make every student at
Kent State a member of the four year course, a booster of Kent State, and
disciple of the Kent State spirit. We hope to incarnate in every student a supreme
love for his alma mater, and the desire to give her the best he has in the effort
to increase her greatness.
We hope to make our motto for the guidance of the future years :
"Tho' much is taken, much abides and tho'
We are not now; that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven ; that which we are, we are,
One equal temper of heoric hearts.
Make weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield."
"A builder went forth to build."
The foregoing statement might be applicable to thousands of situations.
Whether the proposed building be a skyscraper in one of our large cities, or
a miserable hut along the Amazon or in darkest Africa, one element is always
necessary — material.
The fundamental difference existing between the skyscraper of New York
City and the hut on the Amazon are few. There is a difference in plans, size,
materials and construction.
An architect may draw plans for something very simple or for something
very elaborate; it may be large or small. Be it as it may, the effectiveness
of the structure depends largely on the material and how this material is
A monument pointing out and directing the lives of untold millions is in
process of construction. The material is being turned out of the great factory
on the hill at Kent. The material is the Alumni Body of the Kent State Normal
How gigantic, beautiful, and inspiring this monument really becomes,
depends entirely upon the material and its position in the structure. If im-
proper material is turned out, or good material is not used in the logical place,
the value of the monument to the world will be sacrificed to that extent.
Already the monument has commenced to attract attention almost world
wide and to cast an influence over the lives of many boys and girls. This early
attention is not due to the magnetic qualities of the monument so much as to
the efficiency of the factory and to the officers and workmen in charge thereof.
The monument itself, however, should begin to wield a powerful influence
over all that comes within view of it. It is, therefore, necessary to keep each
of these blocks polished and in good repair at all times.
Another section of this monument is to be completed in June, while other
additions will be made in July and August. We, the members of the Alumni,
who constit\;te the foundation of this wonderful monument, extend a most
hearty welcome to all who later become a part of and magnify the value of
We trust that all new-comers will lie better than any who have preceded
them, and that each will find himself located in that place for which he was
intended, so that harmony, beauty and inspirations of the structure may always
be at its best.
®lje BtnU Human's ICeartup
When a woman enters Kent State College, she becomes, automatically, a
member of the Woman's League.
The League does some things for which it will be remembered, such as
planting trees on the campus. Possibly, some will remember the first day they
came to Kent and remember the guides who met them. Others may have a
tender place in their hearts for a big sister who helped them get acquainted.
These are some of the things of which the League takes charge. Oh, yes, they
did put on assembly programs and a show and some parties, too.
The executive board, which worries about the business affairs, is composed
of: Lucille Sharp, President; Marie Young, Vice-President; Aim Lewis. Sec-
retary; Eloise Chamberlain, Treasurer; and representatives of different organi-
zations in the college who are as follows : Edna Johnson, Elizabeth Jones,
Audrey Warren, Kathryn Chapman, Alice Beane, Mildred Snyder, Mary Bissell,
Marie Kulow, Florence Critz, Crilla Belle Thomas, Doris Halliwell. and Eliza-
Page S evenly- fou*
Kappa Mu Kappa
POUNDED AT KENT STATE COLLEGE IX 1922
(Established in 1922)
Everlin Dille President
Willard C. Bryan Vice-President
Harvey Crow Secretary
Elbert Tischendorf Treasurer
Pasqual Carlozzi blaster of Works
Henry Robson Prelate
David Beckwith • S. at A.
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Paul Spangler Elbert Tischendorf Henry Robson
CLASS OF 1924
Willard C. Bryan, Limaville, 0. Paul Spangler. Wooster, 0.
Henry Robson, Coshocton, <>. Arthur Swartz, Cleveland, <).
Elbert Tischendorf, Lincoln City. Indiana.
CLASS OF 1925
Gail Sheets, Jefferson, 0. Everlin Dille. Cleveland, 0.
David Beckwith, Kent, 0. Pasqual Carlozzi. Cleveland. 0.
Leon Sabin, Randolph. 0. Gerald Chapman, Kent. 0.
Harvev Crow. Beach City (). Ward Overholt, Kent, 0.
Fred Zappolo, Macedonia, 0. Howard Evans, Canal Fulton. ().
CLASS OF 1926
John Swartz, Canton, 0. Theodore Huge, Cleveland, 0.
Marion Wolcott. Kent, 0. Benjamin Schroeder, Cleveland, O.
John Schiely, Cleveland. 0. Glenn Francis, Martinsburg. 0.
George McFarlin, Cadiz, 0. Kenneth Cook. Kent. 0.
I . w. or. a.
President Margaret Stewart
Vice-President Thelma Hyland
Secretary Lucille Sharp'
Treasurer Florence Critz
Membership Mary Bissell
Public ity Isobel Chandler
Flower Marie Young:
Program Vinnietta Warner
Social Clarissa Flowers
Undergraduate Representative Alice Beane
Pianist Mary Bissell
Song Leader Kathrvn Chapman
Adviser Miss Bess Rider
Septemher 23rd, 1923 marks an interesting event in tin' history of the
Y. W. C. A. On that day. a large group of girls, carrying lunch boxes, hiked
to Twin Lakes. We ate our lunch picnic fashion under a tree, munching apples,
plentifully furnished by a nearby orchard. For our dessert, we held the first
business meeting of the year. Miss Lota Evans, president, presided. A happy
surprise followed the business meeting. We went boat riding.
An improvement over previous meetings was made by changing the meeting
night from Sunday to Wednesday night. The mid-week services are looked
forward to with interest. The meetings this year have been unusually good,
and also well attended. Some of our speakers have been Mr. Rumohl. Mr.
Packard, and Dean Verder. as well as a number of the students and our V. W.
advisor. Miss Bess Rider.
Our President, Miss Lota Evans, and our Vice-President, Evelyn Tompkins,
left school at the close of the first term. Miss Margaret Stewart and Miss
Thelma Hyland were then elected to these offices.
At the Penn State game, the Y. W. girls served sandwiches to the hungry
spectators. Associated in our minds we hear, Rah. Rah, Kent! Hot Dogs, right
this way ! Touchdown! Rah!
The V. W. ('. A. girls and a few of the boys from the Men's club assisted
Mr. Eversoll in raising the money for the Student Friendship Fund, which
amounted to more than .+266.
The Y. W. C. A. Bazaar was a great success and the Colonial Party, usually
held the first Saturday after Washington's birthday, was held April seventh, on
account of an unexpected vacation.
Miss Verder, our new Dean of Women, has helped the organization and
has its interest at heart.
&l\? Hit? m\b (&aib lebatttuj (Uluh
(Fall and Winter Terms)
Ward H. Overho't President
Williard C. Bryan Vice President
John Harvey Crow Secretary
Burgett Everett Yeo Ass't. Secretary
John H. Brown Treasurer
Professor E. E. Mauchesl< Faculty Adviser
Membership Committee: Burgett E. Yeo and Fred Zappolo.
Question Committee: Willard C. Bryan and John H. Crow.
Ward H. Overholt President
Elbert W. Teschendorf Vice President
John Harvey Crov. Secretary
Oscar Ray Le Beau Ass't. Secretary
John H. Brown Treasurer
Burgett Everett Yeo Sergeant-at-Arms
l See picture. Front Row, Left to Right)
David Reckwith Portage County
Elbert Teschendorf Spencer County, Ind.
John Harvey Crow Tuscarawas County
Ward H. Overholt Portage County
Willard C. Bryan Stark County
Gerald. Chapman Portage County
George P. McFarland Harrison County
(Back Row, Left to Right)
Alfred W. Couch Portage County
James R, Beck Knox County
William C. Reed Mahoning County
Burgett Everett Yeo Portage County
Wayne M. Heaston Harrison County
John H. Brown Coshocton County
Fred Zappolo Summit County
(Not in Picture)
Oscar Ray Le Beau Stark County
Frank L. Hogue Ashtabula County
Roland Dean Marshall Stark County
The Blue and Gold Debating' Club is proud of the fact that it is the
oldest organization at Kent State, having been organized in October, 1921.
It is one of several organizations sponsored by Mr. Manchester, who. throughout
the past two years lias been the faculty adviser. To him, the Club pays tribute
for its beginning.
The meetings throughout the year were characterized by enthusiasm, good
will, and good natured rivalry. Formal debates were always the order of the
day, but the monotony was relieved by parliamentary drill and impromptu
speaking and debating.
Late in the season, an attempt was made to schedule a debate with Akron
University, but we were not able to complete our negotiations. Both teams.
however, look forward to the time when they shall meet next year.
Through the interest and ability shown this year, the Club hopes to be
made a part of the English Department with a coach to help us put Kent State
on the map.
(% (BnlUg* 01i|ofr
The College Choir at Kent State was organized early in the fall term. It
is the only vocal musical organization in the College. It is composed of some
twenty or twenty-five students, mostly from the College and Senior sections.
The Choir has already given a short program at one of the chapel periods,
and will probably present another in the near future. The members have
practiced faithfully every Thursday evening after school, and will feel well
repaid for the time and effort it has cost them, when they look back on the
pleasant hours spent together in 13-S and think of the joy and inspiration they
have derived from the singing of the finer grade of music which we have been
Hiss Shamel deserves a very great amount of praise for the way in which
she lias built up the organization and guided it so efficiently.
The students who have been in the organization have manifested great
interest in the work, and only wish that there were many more to join them.
Those who have attended rehearsals most regularly are:
W. G. Hopper
J. H. Brown
One of the strong organizations of the past year lias been the Junior
Chorus which includes anyone who is taking the Music II course. The four
divisions of the Music II group arc here united and the various members raise
their voices in song.
During the fall term, the Chorus met on Mondays and Wednesdays at
eleven o'clock, hut during the winter the hour was given to another class.
Now, in the spring term, the group is again in action, and shows great promise.
During the fall term, the Chorus gave several numbers at Assembly, some
of them being "On, On, On Thou Soul." a group of negro spirituals and a
group of Italian folk songs.
For the spring term, Miss Shamel, the director, is planning an evening
musieale to include chorus singing by the one hundred and eighty voices, solos
and numbers by a very fine harpist.
It is hoped that the evening will be a great success, and will put a feather
in the cap of the Junior Chorus.
(Ihr (Unllnjr GDrrljeatra
Organized in the fall term, our orchestra has proven a source of interest
to its members ami of pleasure to the whole College. The orchestra is com-
posed of members of the student body, aided by members of the High School
who have, with a great deal of faithful practice, succeeded in producing a really
worth while musical organization.
With violins, piano, saxophone, cornet and traps, the orchestra is ready with
jazz for the college dances or when called upon to render classical music for
chapel. Under Miss Shamel's direction, the orchestra has grown to he a real
college organization which is appreciated by faculty and students alike, and we
think all the members deserve a great deal of credit for their good work.
Ollir Kmt (Eollrrt? Press
"Tlu glory of the present is to make the future free.
We tore our school for what it is, and what it is to be."
"Now is the time for every Kent Stater to stop and reflect a moment.
Short time ago, where now stands these stately buildings, there was but a wooded
ridge. It has only been a few years since the demand for a State School in
Northeastern Ohio received any attention. Men of ideals and action brought
that State School to Kent. It rests with the student body to sustain the judg-
men of these men.
Ours is a new school. Situated in a locality that has always educated
through the private college, Kent State has had to face opposition. Thus far
we have met this opposition squarely and the record of our' enrollment is the
result. We are proud of the splendid growth of our college; but growth in
numbers is not everything; there must be a corresponding growth in ideals and
We as students of today are laying the foundation for the future Kent
State. The seeds that we plant today are bound to grow. It is our duty to
carefully investigate the kind of seeds we are planting. The glory of Kent
State in 1953 is directly dependent upon the glory of Kent State in 1923.
Ours is the sacred task of BUILDING TPtADITION ! Let us face it with
a resolute heart." — (Editorial from Kent College Press, February 10th, '23)
Mortal ^rtPttr? Club
The Social Science Club, which was organized during the winter quarter.
started out with a charter membership of sixteen. Its personnel is drawn largely
from the Department of History and Social Science, although the membership
is not narrowly restricted, the club being only quasi-departmental in character.
It is organized 1'or the benefit of all students of the college who have a serious
interest in the vital social problems of the day. In addition to stimulating
interest in the important contemporary problems the Club purposes to give
valuable social training through active participation in the work of the organ-
ization. As the Club grows, it is planned to bring before it outside talent from
time to time to discuss current topics of especial interest.
The meetings held this year have been attended by an interested group who
have enjoyed the very successful programs rendered.
Will G. Hopper President
John .J. Schiely Secretary Treasurer
Prof. H. D. Byrne ill'. Frank Moore
Asst. Prof. Eleanor Ann Meyer Mr. Adrial V. Cook
Miss Lauramarie Wegman
John J. Schiely
Willard C. Brvan
II. D. Byrne
Mildred C. Cook
Frank L. Ilogue
Crilla Belle Thomas
Will G. Hopper
Adrial V. Cook
Frank R. Moore
Eleanor A. Meyer
Charles F. Koehler
II. G. Robson
(Eumnt iEupttta (Elub
Oil the afternoon of February 9th, 1923, there was organized the Current
Events Club, an organization that is destined to take a permanent place among
Kent State activities. The primary purpose of the Society is to supplement
The Blue and Gold Debating Club, and to keep posted on the details of all
events of importance.
The organization is founded purely as a means of transmitting information,
and it .shall be the permanent policy of the Club, to prohibit the discussion
of any religious or political subject in a partisan manner.
The following men attended the opening meeting and hence became charter
members of the Club: Frank Moore, Frank L. Hogue, J. H. ('row. Oscar Le
Beau, Paul Packard, Elbert Tischendorf, David Beckwith, and Burgett Everett
The membership is restricted to the men of the college who can show evi-
dence that they are actually interested in such an undertaking.
FRANK RICHARD MOORE President
DAVID BECKWITH Vice-President
FRANK L. HOGUE Secretary
OSCAR LE BEAU Treasurer
ELBERT TISCHENDORF Sergeant-at-arms
PAUL PACKARD— BURGETT YEO Program Committee
J. H. CROW— BURGETT YEO Membership Committee
Miss Hazel Hewitt described the plans of the Lit Club far better than
anyone else could, when she presented the Club to the assembly on Club Day. In
her appeal, she asked the students to venture into fairyland on her magic
carpet and as they went along to collect the different things that appealed to
them, and find others of the same tastes and join together to form little clubs
on different phases of literature. "Wish and it's yours: let's make use of our
magic carpets," was her closing plea.
To fulfill the demands of the student body, the Lit Club divided itself into
three sections: Drama, Fiction and Poetry. This arrangement has proven
particularly valuable at Kent State, as it possesses the most advantageous fea-
tures of both large and small clubs. Intensive group work was carried on in all of
these branches and monthly united meetings were held. At these joint meetings,
one section entertained with the results of that month's study. The Lit Club is
a successful innovation at Kent State, and it is putting literature in a position
to race for first place.
The Dramatic Section, in a general way, has been the most active of the
three sections. It entertained the student body with several smart dramas.
The play presented by this organization for the Skirt Show was the outstanding
feature of the program. Once more, the fact that interest plus a little practice
accomplishes a great deal was demonstrated.
The Fiction Section devotes itself to the fiction of the very best American
authors. When this supply is exhausted, selections will he studied from
recognized writers of foreign countries. Though but six months old, and com-
paritively small for its age, it has occupied a distinct place in the extra- cur-
riculum work. Who will ever forget the Thursday Special? Since it was none
other than the Fiction Club that made it possible for others to hear Professor
Packard's "Joa7i d' Arc." After that entertainment, every one agreed that the
"F. 0. " did start something. A committee is preparing a book list for the
members of the Club which undoubtedly will prove a valuable aid in the choice
of future reading. It is the sincere wish of this club that it shall ever continue
to be one of the best clubs in K. S. X. C.
The purpose of the Modern Poetry Section is for each of the members to
read modern poetry both for study and enjoyment. Each member brings to
the meeting the poems he has read during the week that he especially wished
the other members to know. These poems are read, discussed and collected in
a note book. Thus the collection is not only that of individual contribution, but
a composite gathering of the entire group. The members are very proud of their
note books, and are sure that they hold some rare gems that will be useful in
President Jean Hartenstein
Vice-President Willard C. Bryan
Secretary ' Mary Bissell
President Mildred Snyder
Vice-President Frances Melamed
Secretary Jean Hai'tenstein
Treasurer Mary Bissell
Modern Fiction Section
President Susie Bleadingheiser
Vice-President Kathryn Keidel
Secretary and Treasurer Lucien Black
Faculty Advisers Misses Isabelle Dunbar and Isabelle Hazen
(Hit? Unbaov (§utn GUitb
"The Indoor Outer Club started on its first outdoor hike on Monday
evening. Mr. R. E. Manchester led the crowd of about forty boys and girls.
About two inches of snow was on the ground and every one was dressed for the
weather. The crowd traveled through the woods, up hill and down dale, and
through briar patches and swamps. Many signs of small animals were noticed
by different members of the crowd and one rabbit was chased out to arouse
the interest of the crowd to a height. The crowd returned with heavy feet
but lighter bodies and all are eagerly looking forward to the next hike."' — Kent
The above clipping describes only one of a series of spontaneous hikes that
were directed by the Indoor Cuter Club. Spontaneous — because the time, place
and number of the Outers were usually determined by the immediate wishes of
the assembled crowd.
The Club was proposed by Dean Yerder's Reading 20 class on Club Day.
The name, with the permission of Mr. Manchester, was taken from the title of
one of his hooks, and this book became the constitution and guide of the Club.
Mr. Manchester, the most enthusiastic of all Kent Staters, explained the plan
of the Club in an amusing speech in chapel. This speech launched the Club so
tar out into the deep, that it had no alternative — it must sail on. Miss Oowans
and Mr. Manchester were chosen as sponsors of the Clubi
Neglecting slightly the preface to its name, the Outers have been most
active. Their usual plan of action was : Monday — drop two bits into the box.
Wednesday — hike to a nearby lake, then eat, play timers for awhile, and
In this Club. Mr. Manchester has been the nucleus around which have
clustered the most ambitious of the college students. (As we started so shall
we end ).
"Left — Left — Left — The girls are hiking. Look out. squirrels, they will
come. This was the spirit in which the co-eds of Kent State College started out
on their hike. Part of the group made a snappy tramp to Lake Brady enjoying
the beauty of the Lake and its surroundings, and then appeased their appetites.
25 girls with 25 large picnic lunches under their arms, marching down the Cleve-
land Youngstown road made quite a spectacle. The rest of the hikers over-
estimated their newly acquired ability and decided to go to Lake Stafford. To
Lake Stafford they did go, but it is rumored they returned on four wheels.
Hiking has become one of the new college sports. Be on the watch; these co-ed
hikers of Kent State may visit you some day." — Kent College Press.
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(Uir Borne truummrs (Club
The Home Economics Club is an organization of girls, interested in the
home and its problems. The Club aims to make better home-makers and conse-
quently establish more ideal homes in our communities. Besides this real and
lasting benefit, the girls have made their friendships stronger through this
organization. There is something compelling and binding about this group,
linked together by common purposes.
In its educational and social aspects, the Club has carried on old traditions
and also established some new customs. Early in the year, a business meeting
was held and officers elected. The regular meeting night was the second and
fourth Thursday of each month. Lectures and discussions were interesting and
profitable. The Club, this year, followed its customs of having breakfast in the
grove back of the College. On a fine May morning, when the dew was still on
the buttercups, the girls scampered out to the woods. Such dainties as were
taken from the horn of plenty! Ham and eggs never before tasted so delicious.
Then there was the dinner in the department dining room in Science Hall.
The Food Class served cakes and fruit ice. All together the Club has had a
most happy year.
u;hr Wtt Campus (Stria
(Tune: Marching Through Georgia.)
We < ). C. Girls are jolly girls
As you have often seen ;
As jolly as the maids of old,
Who danced "The Village Oiven."
We know Kent State is proud of us,
And well we know our Dean
Will hurrah for the "Off Campus Girls."
e Off Campus Girls,
a jolly bunch of girls,
Hurrah ! Hurrah ! For tl:
Hurrah! Hurrah! We're
Courageous, true and loyal
While our hearts are tilled
Then, hurrah for the Off Campus Girls.
The 0. C. Girls are gay young girls.
At heart, if not in years:
And as to minding P's and Q "s,
We challenge all our peers.
We cross the paths, the campus dot.
The woods ring with our cheers,
Then, hurrah for the Off Campus Girls.
Tis due the 0. G. K. S. Girls
A tiny bit of praise.
They help to boost with pep and song.
And Kent State's banners raise.
All know full well the charm they lend.
That brightens college days.
Then, hurrah for the Off Campus Girls.
Mrs. Laura M. Riedinger
* A SUPPORT W4S NfCfsS-lST" t ~^ , ^ tl WE Kg SC AR Ce"
When the leaves begin to turn, and the winds blow cold, it indicates the coming
of the best of all athletics — Football.
The season started at Kent State with twenty-four aspiring gridders
answering the call. Paul SpangTer. last year's star, was elected captain. With
only three of last year's letter men returning. Coach Chandler faced a tremen-
dous task in moulding some kind of a machine together for the first game.
The season opened on September 23rd when Kent State was defeated by
Hiram College, 14 to 0. It was a well-played, clean game, the first half ending
to 0. In the final period, the Hiram backfield broke through for long and
repeated gains that netted them two touchdowns.
On September 30th, Kent State was defeated by the Mount Union College
eleven at Alliance. 32 to 0. The Mountaineers scored in each period, doubling
up in the final period with two. The Blue and Gold had the ball on Mount's
one foot line, but a costly fumble lost the ball.
After meeting defeat at the hands of Mount Union, Kent State warriors
travelled to Cleveland, October 7th. only to have St. Ignatius grab off a 34
to victory. The Saints presented an attack that was too much for Chandler's
much lighter team.
On October 14th, the Blue and Gold went to Ashland and displayed the
most spirited fight of the season. Ryan and Isaacson smashed at Ashland's
defense while Herrick and Swartz starred on Kent State's defense. The game
was hard fought throughout and resulted in a 14 to victory for Ashland.
After meeting defeat at every turn and with only a handful of men. Kent
faced Baldwin- Wallace at Berea on October 21st. This was our most crippling
game of the season. Robson was injured and had to be taken to the hospital.
Several line men had to be jerked on account of injuries. Everybody brought
home some kind of a bruise. The B. W. Boys were glad to get 32 points to our if
With the effects of the Berea game hardly over, on November 4th. Penn
State Normal came to Kent to wrest a 14 to victory from the Blue and Gold.
Penn made their scores in the first and second periods. In the last of the first
half, Kent had the ball on Penn's eight yard line, but Dietz tried in vain to buck
it over. This score for us would have told a different story. Both Isaacson
and Swartz showed well in this game.
Last on the program came Bowling Green and on Armistice Day the two
rival normal colleges clashed. The result was a 6 to defeat for Kent. The
teams were evenly matched and the play was fast and furious, Ryan, Swartz,
Dietz and Spangler showing best for the locals.
The season ended as everything good or bad must, but our memory will
ever cherish the valor of these men who gave their all as a sacred duty to their
alma mater. Win. lose, or draw, they are loyal sons of Kent State College.
When the pig-skin has been tucked away, and the snow begins to fly. comes
the greatest of all indoor sports — basketball.
About eighteen ambitions basketballers answered Coach ('handler's initial
call, only two of which, Hardy and Evans, were letter men of last year. All
practice sessions and home games were held in the Congregational Gymnasium.
The opening game was played at Ashland where Kent State was defeated
24 — 18. In the first half, Ashland ran away from the locals, but during the
latter period, the Blue and Gold showed some pretty team-work and tightened
Tlie next game with Dayton was a 26 to 11 defeat for Kent, the Downstaters
presenting a much superior offense. One week later Baldwin-Wallace handed
Chandler's crew a 32 to 15 beating. The Berea Boys showed nothing startling in
team-work but were very fortunate in their long shots.
After losing three straight games, Kent State finally struck its stride and
scalped the Cleveland Spencerians by a 22 to 18 score. In this game, State
showed plenty of the fast floor work and caging ability.
Showing the same smooth team play the Blue and Cold next completely
outclassed the Davey Institute, 23 to 13. This victory was, indeed, a most
Over confidence broke Kent State's winning streak at Cleveland the next
Kent struck a- snag in the trip to Hiram and was completely snowed under,
48 to 10. The "Christians" displayed a brilliant floor attack which entirely
bewildered the Staters.
The next game resulted in another victory over the Davey Tree "Skin-
ners," the score this time being 30 to 20.
Akron University, second team in the Ohio Conference, journeyed to Kent
and administered a 48 to 25 lacing to the locals. Despite the final result of the
game, Kent State probably showed her best ability during this combat.
After losing six and winning three. State wound up the season by swamp-
ing the John Marshall Law School of Cleveland. 35 to 12.
The basketball season did not break any records or present any long string
of victories. It did, however, develop a team that was full of fight and able to
come back after defeat.
Theodore Huge, center, was the main cog on the offense and a tower of
strength on the defense. Evans, Frances, Hardy, and Miller, for forwards, did
their share in every game; while Carlozzi, Shroeder and Gooeh, guards, all
played consistent basket ball.
SUMMARY OF GAMES PLAYED
Kent State 18 Ashland 24
Kent State 11 Dayton 26
Kent State 15 Baldwin-Wallace 32
Kent State 22 Cleve. Spencerians 18
Kent State 23 Davey Institute 13
Kent State 17 Cleve. Spencerians 21
Kent State 10 Hiram 48
Kent State 30 Davey Institute 20
Kent State 25 Akron U 48
Kent State 35 John Marshall 12
The spring days
of '22 on Kent State's Athle
old, small, and large training
put, clearing the hurdles, throwing the discus
cinders on tli
jumping, vaulting and runnin
whip in to
shape for the
"Speed Carnival ".
( Jakes ai
were marked off of the menu.
two dates a w
?ek was the
thrown away, and earlv hours
were kept by —
anyway, on t
certain day, local athletes met with
jlood in their eyes. It was
the survival of the fittest, each man for himself. F
given for a
first, three points for
a second, and one point for a
Pinach took hig
l honors by copping off three
firsts, one second, and one
g nineteen points. Dietz ran second w
a total of sixteen points.
was a c
lose third with fifteen points.
10(1 Yard Dash (lD/i sec
1 — Pinach
2 — lluxom
High Jump (5 ft. 1 in.
1 — Dietz
Mile Run (5 min. 18 sec.
Pole Valt (8 ft. 6 in.)
2 — Fillmore
Half Mile (2 min. 18 sec
2 — Schneider
Shot Put (37 ft. 4y 2 in.)
220 Yard Hurdles (80 sec
440 Yard Dash (58y 4 sec
Running Broad Jump (17 ft.
Javelin (105 ft. 6 in.)
1 — Lnxom
''Kent State slaughter Akron University
""Kent State Wallops Spencerian, 17-2"
"Kent State Trims Hiram, 4-3"
15-5 ' "
These are the headlines which for once in the history of Kent State ap-
peared in newspapers. Why shouldn't such a successful season occur when
Cook, Scheitz, Hostettler, Elker, Swigart, and Fillmore were always on the
diamond. Xot only were these stars always in action hut Hoffee. Kirk. Rogers.
Dietz, and Weinman were experts at the hat. The pitching was responsible for
the victories. Swigart had a corking curve hall ami baffling change of pace
while Fillmore displayed big league form in the latter part of the season.
Hostettler as captain and Evans as manager piloted the team to a successful
Besides these Inter-Collegiate contests, all the student body enjoyed in-
tra-mural game between the "Spring Beauties" and the "Hibernators." Be-
fore the first ball was thrown a skunk cabbage parade was staged under the
leadership of Carnahan, "Hot-Rock", and Moore for the benefit of the "Spring-
Despite the fact that the Appropriations limit the amount of supplies that
are purchased for the base ball team, Coach Chandler is to be commended for
the able manner in which he has secured results. The base ball teams at Kent
State are very largely dependent upon the heavy influx of students May 1st.
This arrangement does not allow the coach any time to whip a team together.
Never-the-less he has inculcated into his warriors the fighting spirit and the
victories have come as a result.
Page One Hundred
(girls' laate lall
There is an old adage that says "anticipation is half of the realization".
Perhaps this applies to girl's haskethall at Kent State. During the season, twice
a week, through the closed gym door came the sound of a haskethall whistle.
After an hour of strenuous work on the floor, the girls would appear with
rumpled hair and perspiring eyes, but the look and laughter in their eyes
showed that there is fun as well as rivalry in basketball. All this time the
student body was going through what we call anticipation.
The realization came with the announcement that the Blue team would
play the Gold in the first game of the series. The teams were chosen by lot.
Some thought it was a distinction to wear a gold head band. Others, of course,
though like-wise of the blue. From the first sound of Referee Hardy's whistle
the game was one of interest as well as speed. After a few minutes of play
the Golds dropped in two field goals, keeping the lead all through the game.
In the second half the Blues made three baskets, leaving the final score 10-6.
in the next game played the following week, the Blues decided that t hex-
wanted to play a third game. To make this necessary they defeated the Golds
with a score of 6-4. The third and deciding game of the series was beyond
every one's anticipation. Suspense, interest, and confidence were evident
every where. It was a battle from start to finish. Although not as fast as tin-
first game, it was more furiously fought. The Golds in the first half threatened
1o carry off the honors but during the last half they turned the tables by caging
two baskets. This gave the Blues the long end of the score. 4-2.
Both teams are to be congratulated on the splendid spirit and good-natured
rivalry displayed. Mr. Hardy was an ideal referee and the playing showed that
Miss Hyde's coaching had been patient and thorough. The line-up is as fol-
Glenna Van Hyning
Gladys Sponsel lei-
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The Spirit of '23
KENT STATE! % J x
f <v n\> v
Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah!
Kent State! Kent State!
Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah!
Kent State! Kent State!
Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah!
Kent State! Kent State!
Yea-a-a-a-a-a — TEAM !
Vea-a-a-a-a-a — TEAM !
Yea-a-a-a-a-a — TEAM !
Fight 'Em Fight 'Em Fight 'Em
Page One Hundred-three
The Most Popular Man at Kent State EDGAR SLOUGH
The Most Popular Girl at Kent State ROSETTA O'CONNOR
Most colleges boast about having had a beauty contest, the winner of which
becomes the idol of the college. Kent State agrees that beauty should get its
deserved tribute. As a matter of fact, is there anyone who can refrain from ad-
miring beauty? Although a worn-out adage, truly, external beauty is only
skin deep. At least this was the conception of the Kent College Press, so it
decided to start a popularity contest. The idea was that the number of friends
cue is able to cultivate is a real test of true greatness. Every student entered
the contest with zest and enthusiasm and cast his vote for his favorites. After
the nominations, all waited impatiently to find out the results. Like all big elec-
tions, the voters cast their ballot in such a way that the nominees who stood
highest were swamped in the finals. In this way the interest was raised to the
nth degree. Miss Rosetta O'Connor made a grand sweep of the votes and is
now known as Kent State's Most Popular Young Lady. Congenial, witty, good-
natured, and helpful, every new acquaintance becomes her cherished friend.
At the piano Rosie is a perfect wizard and she has so unselfishly worked for the
benefit of her college, that all Kent Staters have been able to enjoy and appre-
ciate her talent. Mr. Edgar Slough defeated Mr. Paul Spangler. who ran a
close second, thus winning the distinction of the Most Popular Man in the col-
lege. Mr. Slough is one of that type who have developed such a harmonious
and intricate assortment of qualities that every one is forced to like him. ll is
impossible to describe just what the something is that he possesses. Perhaps it
is personal charm or maybe it is just because lie is he.
Page One Hundred-four
Brjli ffiujljts of \$22-23
The United States Bureau of Education honored our college by placing it
first in a list of two hundred normal schools and teacher's colleges in the United
States. Then Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia University, in-
vited President McGilvrey to serve on a committee composed of the heads of
eight leading teacher's colleges iii the United States.
Miss May H. Prentice wrote in competition with a national field for the
$1,000 prize offered by the F. E. Compton Co., of Chicago, for the best state
ment of the educational value of the Compton Picture Encyclopedia. She
toured Scotland. England, Belgium. Holland. Germany, Switzerland and
France on the $1,000 check.
A new agriculture book has been written by Mr. Ivins and Mr. A. E. Win-
ship. This book opens up a new field in Agriculture.
Two new books written by Mr. Manchester, "■John Citizen and His School"
and "The First Snowman" are to appear in print soon.
Mona Fletcher. '21, won distinction at the University of Chicago for high
Vale recognized J. II. ('row's degree of Bachelor of Science in Education
from Kent State.
Paul Spangler won the Amateur Light-Heavy- Weight Championship of
Ohio in the State Boxing Tournament held at Akron. As a trophy, the judges
awarded him a watch. This versatile young man is an artist in cartooning, a
star athlete, leading man on the stage, and preparing to be a manual training
"We ha v 'nt stopped talking about the trip Kent State took to Washington
last July. To see Washington and Arlington and Mount Vernon at a Fourth
of July Celebration, to make real credits in geography and in history, to have
the social enjoyment possible only when so many are making the trip, and to
have all of these things at a cost less than would ordinarily be charged for any-
one of them alone, is something which is hard to stop talking about. But what
the Kentonian wants to say is that a trip has been arranged for next year that
is to surpass last year's trip in every particular.
Not Washington alone, but Philadelphia. Atlantic City, New York, The
Hudson river, Albany, Buffalo, and Niagara Falls are to be visited, and a full
program of study and entertainment is to make every moment worth while. Be-
gin at once to create a sinking fund for this grand tour."
Page One Hundred-five
toman s iFantltu, (tab
Mrs. Ivins President
Miss Meyer Secretary
Miss Rider Treasurer
Miss Elsie Mabee Vice President
Corn Roast College Woods
Miss Prentice '"Over There"
Dr. Win. Champion
Lecture " Schools As An Industry ' '
Dr. W. C. Greer
Miss Bess Rider "Life In A Geology Camp"
Lecture "The Adolescent Girl
Woman Protective Association
Musical Entertainment Miss Sliamel and Miss Bachman
Theater Party in Cleveland — Playhouse
The dinners were served by members of the various Committees.
OFFICERS FOR NEXT YEAR
Miss Verder President
Miss Potdorf Treasurer
Miss Adaline King Vice President
Mrs. S. A. Harbourt Secretary
Page One Hundred-six
^ttor Jfax Hattrh
The old orchard on the Hall estate adjoining the campus of the college has
been cleared away and on this site now stands one of the few large Black-Silver
Fox Ranches in the United States. Provision was made for ranching one hund-
red silver foxes which were imported from Prince Edward Island in the Gulf of
the St. Lawrence River. The trained keeper who came from Prince Edward
with the first shipment of foxes and who has assumed full charge of the breed-
ing of the foxes here pronounces the new Kent Ranch the most commodious,
sanitary and up-fo-date ranch in the country.
These fine breeding foxes were specially selected from ranches on Prince
Edward island by J. P. Duffus, of New 1'ork City, the most experienced man in
the Silver Pox industry. He owns at 21 West 30th street, New York, the only
wholesale house in the world which handles exclusively Silver Pox pelts. Dr.
Duffus has a fifty per cent interest in the ranch here. He is heavily interested
in ranches at Oleary and at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Holstein and
Thamesville, Ontario, Canada, at Reading, Elizabethville, Bally and Chester
Springs, Pennsylvania, at Gaylord, Michigan, and at Huntington, Long Island,
lie is strongly impressed with the possibilities of the Kent ranch which he pro-
nounces the best of all.
LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE AT KENT STATE
A Liberal Arts College at Kent State is one of the goals toward which Kent
State is working. The recent bill introduced into the legislature provided that
Bowling Green State Normal and Kent State Normal should he changed to
Bowling Green College and Kent State College. It also provided that the
boards of trustees of the schools should continue as boards of trustees of the
college and authorized them the right to grant A. B. Degree as prescribed by
Ihe Trustees. Although the bill failed to pass the legislature this year, we feel
confident that Kent State will grant the A. B. Degree in the near future.
Page One Hundred-seven
I adjusted the heavy volume which I had been laboring over for five hours.
"Why had Mr. Chandler assigned me that long report on 'Reincarnation?' " I
tried to review what I had read, the room swam before my eyes, something be
gan turning in my head. A low hum sounded in the distance, gradually in-
creased until the room resounded with a blast of trumpets.
Suddenly before my astonished eyes stretched a long procession, at its head
a gilded chariot bearing a royal figure in Egyptian robes, its head bent of a
scroll of papyrus, behind it over the plain stretched a long train of slaves, each
bent beneath the weight of similar scrolls. Ye Gods ! There is something in re-
incarnation after all ! In the abstract eye of the monarch I distinctly saw the
look of my classmate Lauramarie.
Scarcely had the vision faded when a clamor arose beside me. Turning I
saw a short figure in Greek garb philosophising before a crowd of bored Athen-
ians. What a flow of words! Is it possible! My friend Ilogue. At the height
of his harangue Xantippe appeared upon the scene. The crowd melted away in
silence. As she seized the now subdued philosopher by the ear. she turned her
face, and — Gerda ! The Scold ! How characteristic !
What is this I hear? "I am no orator as Brutus is!" W-h-a-t ! Mark
Anthony! No it can't be — ! Still the oratorical tone, the flashing eye, the
lofty brow — yes it is Frank Moore !
Before him lies the pathetic clay that had once housed the noblest soul in
Rome. All harshness is smoothed from those classic features, familiar — what
though the world called him Caesar — to us he is Lucien Black.
A sudden mist obscured my eyes, when it cleared I beheld a barge, afloat
"Purple the sails and so perfumed that the winds were lovesick with them."
The figure reclining languorously upon the silken pillows was strangely garbed,
but through all its barbaric splendor shown the seductive grace of one I well
knew — Kathryn Grier, Even then men's hearts were shaken by her glance.
A voice lifted in exhortation smote my ear. A figure in garb of Popery
was haranguing a crowd of gaping rustics, promising them salvation for a fee.
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The voice was that of Tetzel but the indulgence was handed over with the same
gesture with which Crilla Belle had so often passed me a 'hot dog".
Instinctively my eye sought the door of the nearby cathedral. Yes. he was
there, convulsively grasping his hammer driving home the nail that secured
the ninety-five theses to the door, even now working to establish Lutheranism.
!n history he may be Luther — to us he is Slough.
My mind was hurried thence by a clanging of swords, and rumble of can-
nonading. In the heart of the conflict, calm amid wreck of matter and the crash
of worlds — stood out a figure, commanding, dominating the whole scene. I
recognized the determined air, the eagle eye. Napoleon once, "Cookie" now!
Thru the crash of battle stole a musical strain. Under its magic the tumult
sank into nothingness. I beheld a figure seated before an old harpischord. The
hands strayed across the keys — so gently, softly ! A plaintive Hungarian mel-
ody floated to me. It was the same with which Abbe Liszt hail so often hushed
the souls of men. The massive bead with leonine locks turned slowly. Not Liszt
but Rose! Rose O'Connor!
Suddenly a crashing chord leaped from the keys. I straightened in my
chair, nursed the toe upon which the ponderous volume had fallen — and pro-
ceeded in the preparation of my report.
Thou noble inspiration of the world,
Thou hast been found wherever men have trod.
What though thy form in mystery is furled
Thou art of Cod.
By thee the good exists in spite of sin.
Thou lil'test up the weary and oppressed.
And thy life-giving spark is found within
The sick man's breast.
The stately edifices men have reared
Are monuments erected unto thee.
And tangled wildernesses have been cleared
By thy decree.
Thy rosy vision cheers the derelict,
And leads the oft-defeated army on.
That soul, indeed, is sorry to depict
Where thou art gone.
Buoyant Spirit ! Guiding Star of men,
Through thee we dare to face Eternity.
1 wonder if we'll see thv image when
We cease to
— Dwight Packard.
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When mem'ry wings her wonted flights
Back through the veil of years.
Brings back forgotten faces,
Brings back our joys and tears;
When we sit alone in the twilight.
And our thoughts are backward turned.
When over again in fancied dreams.
Live pasts in souls deep burned:
When Time with his scythe has cut us down,
When our eyes are dim and blurred.
When we come to the end of life's long road
And wait only the Master's word;
Let us not forget in our musings
Of friends both tried and true ;
Let us not forget to give a thought
On this class of the Gold and Blue.
Oh hallowed class of Golden blue,
Thy mem 'ry 's ever dear ;
We'll not forget thee. Gold and Blue.
Whose name we all revere.
The time is growing close, alas.
When we must say goodbye.
As we take our leave to finish up
Our dream castles in the sky.
Our aims will not be reached, perhaps.
Our star's perhaps too high;
But our spirits ne'er will daunted be.
And our hope will never die.
We'll make our mark and not give in
Till the struggle of life is through.
We'll fight to the end and the world will hear
Of this class of the Gold and Blue ;
In the Hall of Fame her standards shall rest,
Willi her colors of Gold and Blue;
And the world of tomorrow will echo the praise
Of this class of the Gold and Blue.
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Finding it necessary to make a journey consuming several hours of time
and becoming tired of reading and watching familiar passing scenery, the
traveler turned his attention to the other occupants of the car.
There was a man who, judging- from his brief case and perfect ease of
manner was a traveling salesman. He spent most of the time napping. Just
across the aisle was a young lady of the rather flashy type, eager to attract at-
tention to herself. A young couple — newlyweds, as evidenced by their action
and conversation — who seemed entirely unaware of all others, completed the
list with but one exception.
This exception was a carefully dressed woman of middle age, quite evi-
dently a spinster. She wore a small, close-fitting hat under which her gray
hair was very plainly arranged. On the lapel of her severely tailored suit was
pinned a small, pink rose-bud.
As the journey progressed one became aware of increased nervousness on
her part. She watched stations and seemed to experience relief each time the
train moved on. Then as the town of C — was called, the lady gathered together
her possessions and prepared to depart. Gradually the train slowed down and
finally stopped. The passenger left the train and was greeted on the station
platform by a man. who was neither young nor old, and who wore a small pink
rose bud in the button hole of his coat.
These two met as people will when uncertain as to exact identity. As the
train pulled out the last glimpse of this strange couple revealed them climbing
into a rather delapidated Ford and driving away in the direction of town.
The question in the mind of the traveler was, "Did the spinster answer a
matrimonial advertisement .'"
—Mabel E. Edwards, '23.
We're not a bit stingy with our pep
The students will all agree.
For whether it's work, or whether it's play.
We're the all-'round Juniors of '23!
Here many friendships we have formed.
And some are old, some new,
We hope through all the years to come,
They'll e'er stand firm and true.
Our faculty's the best there is.
You can search the wide world o'er.
From a store of knowledge, they give to us.
All that they know, and more.
We've attended the parties and dances,
Where good times are in store for all;
We'll never forget the fun we've had.
At dear old Moulton Hall.
And now in the closing lines, Kent State
We ask you to hear this plea:
••Though, far apart our ways may lead
Remember the Juniors of '23."
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Dear Jim Riley :
I borrowed this from you. I didn't take away much or I didn't add much
to. Folks understand when God made you He took a year or two. For me He
prob'l took an hour and then He was all thru. I couldn't write a poem to tit
my teacher here. So I took "Old Fashioned Roses", for I knew you wouldn't
care. Louise Fenton.
There ain't much style about him.
And he's sort of gray and faded.
Yet 23 without him
Would be lonesomer, and shaded
With a good deal blacker shadder
Than each cloudy morning brings.
And each English face look sadder
Without his "Bill Nye" flings.
AVE like him 'cause he kinda
Sort of makes a student like him,
And I tell you if we speak a
Thought that happens just to strike him.
His head begins a noddin'
At the one that answered so,
"That's right." he speaks out slowly.
And his eyes shine, don't you know.
And then we think of Heaven.
Just as here folks there will love him.
And there isn't any other
That will sit in rows above him.
They'll make him head of English,
For no other 'd suit so well.
With Packard for our Teacher
We'd be happy down in Purgatory.
But as we were a sayin '.
There aint much style about him
Very showy or displayiif
Yet we wouldn't be without him,
And he's happier pleasin students.
Just us common folks and sich.
Than a President or a Governor
That caters to the rich.
Shakespeare was an ocean
Splashing all the shores of thought
Each wave had perfect motion
And with perfect pearls was fraught.
'Tis this way with ev'ry poet
That ever has been named:
Their splash is just as great
As the poet they contained.
Folks, don't miseonfuddle.
We do not write for cash ;
We're nothh'g but a middle
lint we'll make our little splash !
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Success is a thing
of which poets sing
In accents romantic and grand ;
its laurel is placed
On a stern and grim face
"Who rule with a mighty mailed hand.
We've long- held the thought.
And ever been taught
That to "WIN is the ultimate aim;
Some gain victory
Some plunder and murder and maim.
Success is not found
In Mammon's bright crown.
Nor yet in the stern martial van,
It is not something real,
But a thing that you FEEL—
It exists in the HEART of a man.
The highest success
A man can possess
Comes in doing the best that he can,
If he's sparing no pains —
Though he's making no gains,
He is a success as a man.
You may enter a race
With a confident face.
And win with ridiculous ease;
But your victory has cost
More than if you had lost.
If you suffered your stride to decrease.
You may do a thing well.
And your proud bosom swell.
And 'tis true you've outdistanced the rest —
Yet, what ever you do.
You're a failure, if you
Have not done your dead level best.
C. Dwight Packard.
Life is queer with its twists and turns.
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure comes about
When you might have won. had you stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow:
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out —
The silver tint of the clouds of douht.
And you never can tell how close you are;
It may be near when it seems afar.
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit —
It's when yon have failed you may quit.
— Paul Yarman.
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What fun 'twould be to be again sweethearts like we were then. You in
the fourth grade, me in the first; loving each other for better or worse. How
stiff we are now and how free we were then. Wouldn't you like to go back there
again? But we never return to the days that have been. Dear me. no. We
soon will be women and men. I can see yon yet with your tnrned-up nose and
the muddy shoes with the turned-in toes. And those great brown freckles all
over your face. Oh, gee, but then I had awful taste Von had such a winsome,
awkward grace, and your nails were as black as the spade of an ace. Your hair
was as yellow, my sweet Saxon fellow, as unpulled taffy or lemon jello. And
was 1 much of a picture? I wonder. Oh. no! They called us the lightning and
thunder. Because of my temper, because of your hair, they called us the
thundering lightning pair. Oh, neither was 1 a picture, though with my hair
bobbed short and my nose turned so, and my mouth flew open whenever Id'
iaugh, till you'd think my whole face was diminished by half. You remember
the day we went fishing? We two. I couldn't keep still, but neither could you.
And finally you said, "Now listen to this. You know that your mouth was just
made to kiss." I was thrilled. I was scared. 1 pulled off my shoe. I snatched
it right off and threw it at you. I threw it so hard, it really was shocking, then
walked home alone and got burrs in my stocking. At last, in my teens, I grew
to In- a Freshman, you still ahead of me. Those high school days were truly
line, when we knew just enough to have a good time. Today (I'm sorry) 1
no longer like you as I did when 1 sat on your bike, and rode with you up aud
down hill. Then you were my .lack and I was your Jill. The coasting days
and the skating place, oh, I haven't the time or yet the grace to write the fun
thai we used to do, when you liked me and when I liked you. When you worked
my Trig., and I, your stories, and the notes we'd pass, and the sleigh ride glories.
Oh ! Those glad kid days one never forgets, from the sugar bush to the violets.
This is the way love always does, tries to please the one it loves. But the day
came when my love did leave. The time you proposed, on New Year's Eve.
At first I w r as sorry, but now I've no doubt that my heart's far better inside me
than out. But love unrequited is sweeter than when some kid day passion
has reached its end. Time changes so, it changes how? What we love as kids,
we love not now. But why am I writing all this here, w-hen I'm getting so old
in a college year? I'd better stop writing this foolish junk and study my books
or else I'll flunk. Keep the sweet past, yet hurry on. Love Kid Days still
but look beyond.
—J. L. Y. P.
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At % lull feme
My husband, still a bridegroom, called me on the phone, one day,
"The Indians and the White Sox," he said, "are going to play.
So put on your wedding gown and comb out your bobbed locks.
And we'll go to see the Indians beat those White Chicago Sox."
I donned my new spring bonnet and all my prettiest clothes.
Some new, white buckskin oxfords and my lovely, white silk hose.
We hurried to our places, the game had just begun;
Some other folks had rushed for they were talking about a run.
I turned to Willie and I said, "What makes them jump and howl?"
And Willie said, "Why, don't you see, that White Sox hit a fowl."
Could you imagine anything more trifling or absurd,
Than for them with that big stick they swing to strike a little bird?
Then suddenly a lightning crack. How those ball fans did shout !
i was so seared, "What's happened now? What is it all about?"
"Why, don't you see," he said to me, "that Indian caught a fly,
if it had slipped away from him. I guess that I would die."
"'Fraility, thy name is man," I uttered with a sigh,
"To stop right in a game of ball to kill a little fly.
But then I do suppose with all the flings and curves,
A little buzzing fly sort of would get on their nerves.
I sat gazing at the hats, for the hall game was a bore,
While Willie gazed at swinging bats, and cussed and shrieked and ,;wore
He'd get so excited, he'd jump from out his seat
When an Indian stole a base or some such silly feat.
At last he got so roused, he climbed to the highest row.
Forgot his bride was by his side, well, then 1 felt de trop.
Then suddenly they all began to scream and dance and holler,
When I looked up at Willie, he had taken off his collar,
And as I looked up at him. my heart strings played a moan.
As excitedly he shouted, "Hey ! Kid, come on home."
I was so mad. Oh ! so indignant, but I clambered up the step,
I felt so mortified, I could have fought or wept.
My husband's coarser nature, his infinite lack of tact
1 'd never seen, I thought before no virtue did he lack.
Till he cried before those people, "Go back, you fool, go back."
As I clambered down again, my feet somehow got tripped.
And Willie cried, "Slide, fool, why slide." Oh, how the laughter ripped.
A situation certainly becoming to a bride.
Most every man in that grand stand was shouting, "Slide, kid, slide."
If only from tin- public gaze my being could be hid,
But with the balance left to me, believe me folks, I slid.
Willie, getting gallant, reached finally my side.
"Why are they yelling at me and laughing so?" I cried.
Absentmindedly he turned and smoothed my chestnut locks.
And gazing straight beyond him. sadly murmured, "The White Sox."
■'Well, what's the matter with them!" I touched my lovely hose.
T was angry as Xanthippe or Rip's wife when he'd doze.
Most half the fans in that grand stand like a million crowing cocks,
Yelled, "Look at them, look, the White Sox, Sox, Sox."
To me it was a tragedy that I could see no fun in.
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Said Willie sad, "The White Sox, dear, have got a ran in."
"The White Sox, they've got a ran," those rude men screamed in glee,
And no one blushed and while they yelled they did not look at me.
And as we journeyed home that night, Bill didn't even grin.
He only cussed the white sox, and the run that they'd got in.
"Gosh darn it, if those White Sox only hadn't got that ran."
In vain I tried to soothe him, but those sox had killed his fun.
Next time I'll wear some strong hose tho' they do not look so well.
I'll liny some thick, dark lisle ones, like those that Gensemer's sell.
— J. Louise Fenton
Mb fou Wnglj f ottrsrlt?
In many public places, we see a sign, "Did you weigh yourself today?"
So, we are minded to ask, "Have you weighed yourself today, in relation to
your job, and if so, how did you size up with the requirements?"
The story of any successful man's life is the story of mind development,
courage, industry, enthusiasm, patience, and determination. It is entirely and
solely up to you, whether you will remain a follower or become a leader,
whether you will lie a mental cripple or an intellectual giant. Every position
presents numerous opportunities for personal development, and the material
with which men may develop.
A ' ' Light-weight ' ' is all right in his own class, but he seldom does any-
thing outside of it. Even in his proper division, a "Light-weight" is seldom
successful unless he carries a good, stout "punch" in either glove. On the other
hand, a man may weigh a few hundred pounds, physically, and still be more
interesting than important. The big thing which overshadows the rest, is this:
How much do you weigh, mentally? Have you initiative, creative ability,
vision, imagination — nerve? Have you plenty of "pep?" Do you try to do a
little more and a little better work today than you did yesterday or last week?
Or, do you continually watch the clock, kill time, worry about the weather and
do just enough work to get you by? Are you an eighteen karat staller. or a
quick-thinking, rapid-moving, live-wire? Weigh yourself.
' ' The fellow who never does any more than he is paid for, seldom gets paid
for more than he does." It doesn't take loug to spot the clock watchers in any
If any member of a group does not give his group the best he has in him.
then he is not an ideal member of the group. Your best means just that — not
pretty good, nor good enough, but best — and to deliver it. you have to keep
hustling about sixty seconds every minute. Of course, it can be done. Every-
body is pulling for you to come through a winner. Are you coming ? Or are
you going to quit on the road? Remember. "If you are not on the road, you are
in the road," and do your best.
— L. Janice Moore
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18 — Opening! "Ye olde acquaintences. " Handclasps! Lost: some-
where between Merrill and Science Halls — new students. Welcome
new Dean. Miss Verder. Meeting of former Kent State girls with
19 — "On with the dance — let joy he nncontined." Party of welcome to
new Kentonian girls by former girls. Speeches I Good will! Friend-
22 — "Give me some of that bread — and. oh. you weiners." Hot dogs!
Help yourself. Marshmallows. THE CORN ROAST. Highlight!
Stump speech by the Dean! Songs! Pep!
23 — Hike ! Twin Lakes ! College girls. Knickers ! Eats !
24 — ' ' Every! lody step ;
Hold to your partner and
( latch that rhythm.
Dance, take a chance,
And step right with him."
"Him" — .' The football player, of course, for the team is a
special guest at this college dance at Moulton Hall.
25 — Mr. Yeo argues.
30— Team Rah! Team Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Team! Did we
play? You bet we did! Where — Alliance. Ohio. Who — Mount
Union College. How — Pus.
1 — Students commence to study.
10 — Big sister Tea. Little girls, big little girls, and little big girls,
hairribbons. sandwiches, music, tea. funny costumes. "Irresistible,
irrepressible, irresponsible giggles," n' everything.
11 — "Every dog has his day." First dog visitor in Education class.
Dog comes in — wags his tail. Dog meanders around between rows,
still wagging his tail. Dog happy — students appreciative. DOC
EXITS SUDDENLY— taif does not wag.
12 — Anniversary of discovery of America. Some aspire to be a Colum-
bus. Most of students rather not. Anyway Columbus did not go to
14 — All student party at Moulton Hall.
18 — Faculty Club dinner at Moulton. Such eats! Moulton Hall girls
green with envy.
20 — Halloween party of Home and School association. Pumpkins !
21 — Party — College section. Japanese decorations. Beau Brummels !
27 — High School Party. Dancing in the foyer. Lucky is she with a
High School man.
28 — Mr. Yeo argues on.
4 — "Bluebird bring back my happiness to me." Senior Normals joy-
ously use the bluebird of happiness to make their dance a success.
8 — Tea by Dean of Women to Kent landladies at Moulton Hall. The
three "R's. " Rules! Regulations! Restrictions!
10 — High School Party. Dancing ( ?) — in foyer.
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11 — Armistice Day. The fighting spirit of 1776 was evidenced on the
football field between Kent State and Bowling Green. After the
fight — the dance.
14 — Assembly by committee of State.
16 — Faculty Club dinner. Oh those fifteen course dinners n' every-
17 — A carnival dance the Juniors tried,
And strung up colored balloons,
Along came the guests
Boom ! Boom !
18 — Thanksgiving vacation — and turkey !
27 — College convenes. Studies resumed (?).
28 — Women's League program in Assembly.
29 — Anne Lewis suggests a benefit show for the AVomen's League.
5 — Book of Job played in College auditorium. A serious thought
sandwiched in with the frivolities of college life.
7 — Education week celebrated by speeches in assembly by Reading 20
8— The sale ! The sale ! Oh why that wait :> The Y. W. girls need the
money, from what we have heard, it turned out a "bird," for the
bus sure did bring home the honey.
12— That Reading 20 dinner
Sure did prove a winner
With speeches and toasts
And Miss Verder as "host "(ess)
We wished that we might be an inner.
13 — By candle light, the serenaders
Sang Christmas hymns of old;
The spirit of our Dean and Students
AVas shown this night fourfold.
14 — Christmas Assembly.
15 — The homeward trend,
The term's at an end!!
And we don't wish to insinuate.
But cranberries sweet
As a dessert and a meat.
We'll tell mother dear to eliminate.
1 — Back once more to the same old grind,
Back to the books of old.
Back to — but we don't care
For friends and fun are waiting there.
5 — The 0. C. girls are far from "off,"
Their party at Moidton was quite the "gauf."
7 — Skating at Brady Lake. That moon beamed —
And that ice just gleamed.
12 — Junior class party.
18 — Annual Board gives part of program in assembly.
22 — A treat for Kent Staters! Mr. Dumesnil — pianist — gave us a
concert in the College auditorium.
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27 — "Oh— where are you going pretty maid in your calico apron so
To the Normal Senior Party — Get in line!
28 — Mr. Yeo prepares a new argument.
3 — That college men's dance made Mae Murray and old Jazzmania
feel like fools.
10 — Basketball game.
14 — Valentine Day !
15 — Skit show! School hooks put away for paint and powder. High
class show. Fashion show. Prima Donnas and grocery store.
Hi — Junior High party.
17— More basketball.
20 — On our way home from Lowry.
It's an old. old story
To take a good look through the window
At the good things to eat —
The faculty's treat!
But — we'll be there some day, by gorrv !
26 — Junior High School play.
28 — Vacation until March second.
1 — Lecture on Alaska by Edgar Paine. The (). ('. girls went "over
the top" with this concert.
2 — Back at lesssons ! Maybe wisdom is more precious than anything
else and also most desirous — lint — "Oh how I bate to get up in
7 — Senior High Play. Senior Normal Fornml .'
10 — "Furbellows and laces,
Furs and frills and graces,
Vanities of women fair
Combs and flowers for her hair."
11— •• After the Ball is Over."
16 — Term ends.
17 — Faculty Women's farewell party to the seven girls leaving in
March. The Dean, pretty girls, sofl lights, seven courses, speeches.
songs, and almost — tears.
19 — Term opens.
20 — Birthday party in the Lowry dining room for all girls whose
birthdays were in June. July or August. Program, much fun.
23 — Impromptu Moulton Hall party. Song and dance
5 — Brown Glee Club. Musical program in Kent State Auditorium.
Oh — those banjos and — boys!!!!!! Reception and dance at Moul-
ton Hall afterwards..
Finals for popularity contest.
Miss Pose O'Connor— THE GIRL!
Mr. Edgar Slough— THE BOY!
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7 — Y. W. C. A. Costume party. Games, costumes, powdered hair,
flowers, dancing. Minuet.
10 — Birthday party at Lowry for the "Birthday Girls."
11— Y. W. C. A. meeting.
14_Moulton Hall Girls Formal.
17 — Another Birthday party.
20 — Junior class informal.
21 — Faculty Women's party.
24 — Women's League assembly program.
25 — Spring fever !
27 — Half of the term gone !
28 — College section dance.
1 — Birthday party.
7 — Musical number in Auditorium.
Mr. Granville — baritone.
8 — Mr. Yeo wins an argument.
9— COMMENCEMENT !
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You can't blame 'em. Rouge covers a multitude of years.
Few girls marry for money, but they find it rather easy to love a rich
BUSINESS MGR. NOTICE
The mosquito is a good sport among creditors, he always sings out
warning before presenting his bill.
THE WORST IS YET TO COME
A Kent State graduate fainted on his way to his wedding,
happen to him when he begins getting his wife's bill?
HINT FOR THE DIETITIAN
A glass of milk three times a day and a good hearty laugh between meals
will increase the avoirdupois of any normal individual.
USE YOUR OWN
A group of students were ridiculing a certain Prof's jokes, when the
certain Prof happened on the scene. "'Young men," said he indignantly.
"I'll have von to understand that my humor is not to lie laughed at!"
■'A DIETITIAN'S APPRECIATION"
"How dear to my heart is the Kent State boarder.
Who pays in advance at the birth of "four weeks;"
Who lays down her cash and does it quite gladly,
And enters my office with no tears on her cheeks.
How welcome her money when it reaches my sanctum ;
How it makes my pulse throb; how it makes my heart dance.
] outwardly thank her, I inwardly bless her —
The Kent State boarder who pays in advance."
Miss Smith, our nurse was walking
Down the street one day.
In absent minded stalking
Toward a sign she chanced to stray.
Some people don't believe in signs.
But this one's pretty good,
"Come in and have a shine," it read.
So Miss Smith decided she would.
She calmly climbed into a chair
And started in to muse.
In looking down upon her feet
Was the oddest pair of shoes !
One was brown, and one was black !
A terrible situation,
I'll bet Miss Smith was wishing
She was somewheres on a vacation.
But everybody makes mistakes ;
The world is full of jokes,
But there's no one who would ever
To lie in Miss Smith's "boats."
(By permission of poetic license.)
And curly ;
I loved her.
In the wet.
Ye Gods !
I ever see in her.
ANN LEWIS, whose honest and untiring efforts have made the following
pages 01 jokes possible ; and whose enthusiasm has inspired us even in her
absence, we, her humble assistants, do hereby dedicate this part of the 102:3
A PRIZE WINNING DESCRIPTION
A soft brown hat.
Overcoat to match.
Believe me, girls.
He's Kent State's "catch."
He comes to class late,
Face fused with blushes,
He commences the lesson,
With his glasses he fusses.
At the Kent State "Games,"
His knees he pounds,
And rolls his gum
All over the ground.
He's said to be handsome,
And he's six feet tall,
We surely do laugh
At liis "blue grass drawl."
He keeps us quite busy
To make us good teachers,
To Thorndike he'll cater.
He'll call you in class
If he thinks you're not working, #
Makes you feel like a nickel
For the lesson you're shirking.
His ideal woman?
I suppose she must be tall
For the short little "miss"
Isn't in it at all.
And her hair should be dark
Am I guessing her right'?
Oh, why then P. G.?
Do you excuse the light !!!!!!
Perhaps it's because
Some are naturally smart,
But for "crying out loud"
Won't you please have a heart?
And excuse me for once !
Just for a change.
Just to see how it feels
To be out of your range.
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SEVEN WOULD BE WONDERS OF THE WORLD
1. Mr. Beck convinces Mr. Olson.
2. Mr. Adrail Cook— silent,
3. Mr. Hogue forgets to read an article.
4. Mr. Yeo does not argue.
5. Miss West wears the same dress twice.
6. Miss 'Conner was unpopular.
7. Mr. Stopher forgets a name.
EXTRACTS FROM THE DAILY REGISTER
Crilla B. Thomas
I !n an
HOTEL FRANKLIN OPEN DAY AND NIGHT
Board 50 cents per sq. ft. Meals extra.
Breakfast at 5, dinner al (i. supper at 7.
Guests are requested not to speak to the dumb-waiter.
Guests wishing to gel up without being called can have self-raising flour
Not responsible for diamonds, bicycles or any other valuables kept under
pillows; they should be deposited in the safe.
"Bicycle" playing cards kepi on sale at the office; but country visitors
are requested not to play any game more exciting than "Old Maid" after 7
P.M. as their noise may disturb the night clerk's slumbers.
The hotel is convenient to all cemeteries.
Hearses to hire at 25 cents a day.
Guests wishing to do a little driving will find hammer and nails in the
If the room gets too warm, open the windows and see the fire escape.
If you're fond of athletics and like good jumping, lift the mattress and see
the lied spring.
Base-ballists desiring a little practice will find a pitcher on the stand.
If the lamp goes out, take a feather out of the pillow; that's light enough
for any room.
Anyone troubled with nightmare will find a halter on the bedpost.
Don't worry about paying your bill; the house is supported by its founda-
(The above "RULES FOR OCCUPANTS" are handed to every visitor
on leaving the Hotel.)
Page One Hundrcd-twcnty-seven
THE GALOSH BRIGADE
And why not?
They're too warm closed.
And why not ?
They're ears for our toes.
And why not ?
So everyone knows.
To cover holes in their hose !
RULES FOR THE CLASS ROOM
1 — Always come late to class. It makes you conspicuous.
2 — Pass notes frequently. Kent needs training in football pass work.
3 — Look wise, good training for the dumb-bell.
4 — Do your best to talk and make noise, teacher loves to exercise her vocal
5 — Keep an eye on the clock while it's going, it might walk out sometime.
6 — Appreciate the prof's humor, it shows intelligence.
7 — Always park your gum in the same place. It saves confusion.
8 — All talk at once ; we like practice for the chorus work,
i) — Never lie prepared on Monday; too great a shock for the teacher.
10 — Pitch paper in the basket; basketball season is coming.
WHAT DID YOU SEE?
Caroline Russell eating pie with her knife.
Erma Mavinelli hunting chestnuts under an umbrella.
Clarice Moore cleaning her room at 11 :00 P.M.
Margaret Stewart pulling a mouse out of the radiator by the tail.
Corrine Ledger dancing with a girl.
Mary G. not looking for a man.
Mr. Slough and Annabel at the Formal.
Pat lonesome on a spring day.
Miss Smith doing pathetic dancing.
Four College boys giving a serenade.
A MUSICAL COMEDY
The reason Rose is the most popular girl, is because everyone loves her
The girls don't like Red because he fiddles around too much.
Mr. Read (taking Lowry Hall picture) — I wish that little girl in the center
of the front row wouldn't roll her eyes that way.
(A wise suggestion — refer to page 91.)
Janice Moore (In Ed. 13) — I've explained that as clear as mud.
Mr. Chandler — Well, that covers the ground, doesn't it?
Mr. Black — How did I ever get on the Annual Staff?
Tommy — Because you are the only Normal man in the class.
Page One Hundred-ttoenty-eiffht
Wanted to exchange an $85 diamond ring for a gun.
T. G. Robson.
Mr. Byrne — This dance is like an elevator.
Miss Wegman — How's that?
Mr. Byrne — There are no steps.
QUESTIONS THAT WE WISH OUR PROFS WOULD ASK
1 — English is the study of what language?
2 — What language do the French speak?
3 — How long did the Seven Years War last ?
4 — What nationalities fought in the French-Indian War ?
5 — What was George Washington's surname?
6 — What is the Eighteenth Amendment?
7 — Why isn't east west?
My father's name was Handsome till he saw me. Then he immediately
manged it to Hansen.
Gerda Hansen, — Bv Herself.
A SLIP OK THE TONGUE
Eloise (Coming home from Sunday School) — "I had the best time flirt —
with the tree dwellers.
AX EXTREME CASE
"Is Frank Moore polite?"
"Is he polite? Why, he even knocks at the class room door before he
Akron Man — I'll marry you on one condition.
Marion B. — That's all right; I worked off four last term.
THE LAW OF FREQUENCY
The Dean (Absent-mindedly) writing a dinner invitation — "Failure to
observe this notice will not be excused."
A CHIP OF THE OLD BLOCK
Jack Schiely arrived home from college with a jazz neck tie, bell-bottom
Father — You look like a darn fool. Jack.
Later a friend of Jack's father said to Jack — Say, Jack, you look just
like your father did when he was your age.
WHO SHOULD DRAW THE SALARY?
Mr. Rumold — Young man, do you know anything about this course?
David B. — A little, sir, what would you like to know?
Mr. Beck — Mr. Yeo seems to be very narrow in an argument.
Mr. Crow — Xot at all. He admits there are two sides to every question —
his and the wrong one.
Florence Critz — What makes you so small?
Thelma K — My mater fed me on canned milk and I am condensed.
Page One Hundred-twenty-nine
Page One Hundred-thirty
KENT STATE NORMAL COLLEGE
THREE SUMMER TERMS
APRIL 30 TO JUNE 9. JUNE 18 TO JULY 27.
JULY 30 TO AUG. 31.
KENT STATE LEADS
The Summer Quarter enrollment— a total of 3653 on a six weeks basis — surpasses any
other teachers' college except Columbia. The fine climate (unequalled for summer study),
the variety and richness of the courses offered (two hundred in number), and the high
grade of instruction available for teachers seeking practical methods of management and
instruction have combined to put Kent State in the lead in summer term enrollment.
The enrollment for this Quarter in the last two years moved from 2601 to 3653— a gain
of 1052. Sixty-six of Ohio's eighty-eight counties were represented in the student body.
COURSES: For Superintendents and Principals: Teachers in the Elementary Schools
and the Junior and Senior High Schools; Teachers in Rural Schools and in
all Special Subjects. The Kent Demonstration School will offer opportunity for observa-
tion and practice from the Kindergarten through the Junior and Senior High School.
L AKESIDE ADVANTAGES: Many glacial lakes furnish fine fishing, boating and'
bathing. The location of the college on the hill top
surrounded by natural forest trees and near so many lakes explains the delightful climate
at Kent during the summer months.
EDUCATIONAL TOUR FOR STUDENTS AND ALUMNI
TEN DAY TRIP
Including Washington, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, New York City, Hudson River.
Catskill Mountains, Buffalo, Niagara Falls.
TOTAL COST. $105.00.
Covers Fare, Pullman, Hotel, Meals, Bus Service, Guides.
Write for catalog and information to
PRESIDENT J. E. McGILVREY,
Olin's Quality Music Store
The New Edison
135 E. MAIN ST.
Give Us a Trial
G. R. Dixon
High Class Portraits
All Classes of Com-
129 EAST MAIN
PHONE 226 KENT, OHIO.
Page One Hundred-thirty-three
"All the Clothing Necessities of the
Well Dressed Man"
CLOTHING. HATS, SHIRTS, NECKWEAR, SHOES, CAPS.
KENT'S EXCLUSIVE SHOE STORE
The footwear presented is not only fascinating and representa-
tive of the models being favored but the values, our ability to per-
fectly combine artistic styles and genuine economy in the selling
Keds and All Rubber Soled Footwear for College Use
118 N. Water St. Geo. T. Cook Kent, Ohio.
T. W. Darwell
Cleveland News & News Leader
Chicago Herald. Agency
134 East Main Street
J. A. Custiss
119 North Water Street
Staple and Fancy Groceries
Fruits & Vegetables
Trade Here And Save Money
(We sell any amount of anything)
Phone 75 Kent, Ohio.
CONFECTIONERY & ICE
HOME MADE CANDY
Special Orders a Specialty
Phone 52 138 N. Water St.
J. A. Giggers
Stoves & Building Material
Paints and Varnishes
Page One Hundred-thirty-four
THE BANK ON THE CORNER
The Kent National Bank
START A CHECKING ACCOUNT:
Cultivate the Habit of Paying by Check,
Whether Your Transaction be Large or
Small, We Welcome Your Account.
SAVE PART OF YOUR EARNINGS:
You Know it is Wise to do so. We Pay
4 r ( Interest, Compounded Semi-annually.
SAFEGUARD YOUR VALUABLE
PAPERS: We Rent Safe Deposit Boxes
at Less Than One Cent, and up. Let us
Show Them to You, as well as the Priv-
ate Rooms We Provide for Your Use
When Looking Over Your Papers.
CAPITAL and SURPLUS $170,000.00
DEPOSITS MORE THAN $1 360,000.00
P. W. Eigner, President M. B. Spelman
J. G. Getz, Vice-President C. B. Hall
G. J. Stauffer, Cashier G. J. Stauffer
C. E. Hinds, Asst. Cashier J. G. Getz
P. W. Eigner
Page One fiundrcd-lhirty-five
KENT DRY CLEANERS
H. L. LIGHTNER, Mgr.
Phone 12 226 S. Water St.
Gibson & Ott
Cor. Main and Franklin
Phone 124 Kent, Ohio.
143 E. MAIN ST. KENT, OHIO
Bicycles Sporting Goods Fishing Tackle
Auto Accessories 'N Everything
Page One Hundred-thirty-six
THE CITY BANK
ASSETS OVER $1,000,000
Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent
4 % on Time Deposits
H. H. LINE, Chairman of Board
M. G. GARRISON, President
D. L. ROCKWELL, Vice-President
E. F. GARRISON, Secretary-Treasurer
R. L. SAMPSELL, Assistant Treasurer
Page One Hundred-thirty-seven
Second Floor Science Hall
Opposite Room 24
BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
SCHOOL STATIONERY and PENNANTS
BY STUDENTS FOR STUDENTS
The Women's Store
Dry Goods, Ladies Ready- to- Wear Garments,
It is our desire to serve you by cashing your checks and in
every way possible make your shopping one of the
MANY PLEASANT MEMORIES OF KENT
Page One Hundred-thirty-eight
LEO A. BIETZ, MGR.
Dry Cleaning Co.
Operating the Only Dry
149 South Water Street
G. F. ELGIN
Jewelers — Engravers
114. N. Water Street
Make this your headquarters for
Normal College Jewelry and Re-
We are the originators of the Kent
S. C. BISSLER
Invalid Car Service
Grafonolas and Records
112-114 E. Main St.
156 North Water St.
Come in and see us
You will come again
Shriver & Webster
139 S. Water
If Electrical we have it.
Consult us on all your
C. J. Smith E. C. Burkhardt
Page One llundred-tliirty-nine
Most Distinctive Odor
Creation of Langlois
Face Powder $2.00
Toilet Water 3.50
Vanishing Cream .75
Cold Cream .75
Skin Cream 75
Donahy's Drug Store extends a
most cordial invitation to the students
of Kent Normal College to make this
their drug store.
THE FRIENDLY DRUG STORE
The Book Store
The Student's Store
The store that is your real friend.
Make this your store when in need
of School Supplies, Books Sta-
tionery or Kodak Supplies.
We develop and print pictures.
Come in. You'll feel our welcome
E. R. Steiner
Two doors South of the Post Of-
121 E. Main Street
Page One Hundred-forty
MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT
Thompson's Drug Store
(Main and East Water Sts. )
Where the Students Purchase their
ART SUPPLIES TOILET ARTICLES
NOTE BOOKS TEXT BOOKS
AUTOMATIC PENCILS STATIONERY
FOUNTAIN PENS ATHLETIC GOODS
CANDY ICE CREAM
'Not a mere drug store, \ but an institution based on
Quality and Service."
HALE B. THOMPSON
Page One Hundred-forty-one
KENT'S LEADING PLACE OF AMUSEMENT
KENT OPERA HOUSE
Highest Class Attractions, Perfect Order, Service, Refined and
FEATURING FAMOUS PLAYERS, LASKY CORPORATION
Associated-First-National Picture Also Including Good Comedy
ALSO PRINCESS THEATRE ON MAIN STREET
John Pain, Owner. Kent, O.
NOTIONS, CUT GLASS, HOSIERY
CANDY, DISHES, ENAMEL
WARE, TINWARE and
The Most Beautiful Town
Hotel in America.
Fisher & Kemp
113 South Water Street
DEALERS IN FRESH AND
Standard Electric Co.
Opposite the Post Office
L. A. WETMORE
The Normal Jeweler
Normal Jewelery and Watch and
Jewelery Repair Specialist.
We are on your way to school
HOTEL FRANKLIN BLDG.
Page One Hundred-forty-two
H. C. LONGCOY
"GOOD THINGS TO EAT"
For Your "Spreads"
We suggest Longcoy's Home
Cooked Cold Meats, College Inn
Products in time. Sandwich fil-
lings, Olives, Jams, Fancy Cakes,
124 SO. WATER ST.
Opposite Post Office
House Wiring — Electrical Appliances
Motors Installed and Repaired
Earl F. Francis
143 N. Water St.
RIVERSIDE AUTO SUPPLY
330 N. River St. Phone 601
For a Better Dish
of Ice Cream
or Soda try
Deserves its name — fulfills its fame
"REAL LOAF BREAD"
Home Made Pies
Made to Order
Bell Phone 107
Dr. J. H. KRAPE
Office Hours 4-5 College Hospital
Monday and Thursday
DR. GERALD M. STEVENSON
Page One Hundred-jorty-tlire
MILK— CREAM— ICE CREAM
West Main St. Kent O.
Special Appointments After 6 :00
Not only because it is customary but because we desire to voice our true feeling,
we, the members of the 1923 Chestnut Burr Staff, take this opportunity to express our
appreciation for all the services rendered in the production of this volume.
(Hl^Btnut Burr Btuft '23
Senior Degree, N. McGee. Senior Normal, J. Proctor. College,
J. Beck. Junior, Y. Lynn. Literary Editor, C. Pitkin.
Page One Hundred-forty-four
®lj? (EijpBttmt Mmt Olmtstttuttmt
We, the members of the 1923 Chestnut Burr STaff, believing that much work and
much worry can be eliminated in the production of an Annual Book by the guidance
of a definate set of rules, do hereby ordain and establish this Constitution for the
government of future Chestnut Burr Staffs.
Election of Editor-in-Chief and Business Manager
Section 1 : The Presidents of the Senior Degree Class ,and Senior Normal Class
shall, not later than the second week of the Fall Term, appoint three
members from their respective class to act as a Chestnut Burr Commit-
Section 2 : It shall be the duty of the Chestnut Burr Committee with the assistance
of the faculty adviser, to elect the Editor-in-chief and Business Manager;
these officers to be elected not later than ten (10) days after the ap-
pointment of the Committee.
Section 3 : The Editor-in-chief and the Business Manager must be selected from
the Senior Degree Class and the Senior Normal Class. . In case the
Editor-in-chief is elected from the Senior Degree Class, the Business
Manager must be elected from the Senior Normal Class. If the Busi-
ness Manager is elected from the Senior Degree Class, the Editor-in-
chief must be elected from the Senior Normal Class.
Selection of the Staff.
Section 1 : The Editor-in-chief shall appoint his own assistant (and all necessary
Section 2: The Business Manager shall appoint his own assistants.
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